GREAT BRITAIN: The Beaver Takes the Stump

After weeks of British grousing about the Government's failure to open a second front and achieve more efficient wartime production, the Churchill Government last week began the job of reselling itself. To industrial Manchester's sooty, red-brick Albert Hall went bouncing Supply Minister Lord Beaverbrook to address an audience of 2,000, mostly leftist shop stewards. The Beaver snorted out a forty-minute speech directed against the suspicion that Government arch-Tories might be clogging aid to Russia.

Teary with asthma, frequently wiping his eyes, the Beaver declared: "Make no mistake about it. If I am...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!