Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: The Traveler

On the six-day trip across, William Lyon Mackenzie King was the only one of the Queen Mary's passengers to have a suite, although ex-U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle, British Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal and Lady Portal were also aboard. As the Mary edged up to Southampton Sunday noon, the Prime Minister (in pale grey suit, blue tie) gawped momentarily at a quayside thronged with cheering people, then noted that they were cheering British prisoners of war arriving simultaneously at an adjacent pier. The Prime Minister waved, and joined in the cheering.

First on board to greet Mackenzie King were...

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