GREAT BRITAIN: The Lizzie Sails

With the deep-throated blasts from her funnels drowning out the catcalls from striking pickets on the pier, the Queen Elizabeth, world's largest passenger liner, sailed from Southampton last week with a full crew complement of 1,250. With that, the three-week-old wildcat strike of British seamen collapsed. Two days later the strike's organizers ordered their men back to work, and the strike, which had stranded hundreds of U.S. tourists and clogged British ports with merchandise, was over.

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