FOREIGN RELATIONS: Mission from Britain

The big, weather-beaten Liberator bomber which had taken Winston Churchill to Moscow, Casablanca and Turkey eased down on Washington's airport last week, bringing Britain's handsome, faultlessly groomed Robert Anthony Eden on his second visit to the U.S. The first time, in 1938, he was temporarily out of public life in protest against Chamberlain appeasement—he came to make little speeches, lay wreaths and inspect CCC camps. This time, as Britain's Foreign Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and Churchill's heir-presumptive, he came on urgent and secret business.

At the British Embassy, where...

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