The Election

To most U.S. citizens, not deeply versed in British politics, the big shock was the news that Winston Churchill had been turned out by the people he had led through to victory (see FOREIGN NEWS). Americans had not been thoroughly apprised of the situation in Britain: that the people desperately wanted a change in government, that they had their eyes mainly on reconstruction.

In Kansas City, Saloonkeeper Ben Brock summed up the first reaction of thousands, in typical American terms. Said he: "England was hanging on the ropes when Winnie took over. He got them back into the fight. So what...

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