WAR & PEACE: Ambassador

Thirty thousand U.S. workmen, employed by the big Lockheed airplane factory at Burbank, Calif., waited in the field beside the plant. In white shirts, bareheaded in the California noonday sun, they watched with the intent, quizzical, unfathomable expressions of U.S. workmen in a crowd. On the platform, Lord Halifax finished his brief speech of thanks to the men for the production of planes for Britain.

On the field the 1,000th Lockheed Hudson bomber built for Britain was warming up, ready to take the air, famed Pilot Jimmy Mattern at the controls. Lady...

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