Foreign News: The Oubass Takes a Plunge

Fresh from a great election victory (TIME, July 19), 73-year-old Jan Christiaan Smuts arrived in London last week, the mud of his beloved South Africa still on his boots. As he stepped out of his four-engined plane, Field Marshal and Prime Minister Smuts was invited to join the War Cabinet during his London stay. Said he breezily: "I'll be there."

Jan Smuts has traveled 100,000 air miles since the war's outbreak. For this trip, he may have had several reasons:

Old Friend Winston Churchill wants Dominion leaders (as the London Times said) "to withdraw themselves...

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