Foreign News: Son Defended

On the House of Commons calendar last week Question No. 45 had been put down by Welsh Laborite Aneurin Bevan, who delights in baiting the Churchill bull. Question No. 45: "To ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a letter appeared in the Evening Standard . . . written by a serving officer attached to an intelligence unit in North Africa. ..." The officer: Winston's only son, Major Randolph Churchill.

In the letter, hot-headed Randolph Churchill denounced the "pharisaical attitude" of "certain French elements in London" (i.e., Fighting French). He also deplored "the widespread tendency to assume that any Frenchman...

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