Foreign News: The Loser

To London flew Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to give King George VI a firsthand report of the Big Three meeting. Then, back at No. 10 Downing Street, he waited for the election count. Next evening, when defeat was sure, he went back to Buckingham Palace to resign and hand over to the King the seals of office. His Majesty offered him the Order of the Garter. Churchill refused the dignity. An hour later he issued a statement:

"The decision of the British people has been recorded in votes counted today. I have therefore laid down the charge which was placed upon...

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