ALLIANCES: The New Relationship

The partnership would survive. Britain and France agreed to withdraw from Suez, the U.S. released the oil Europe needed, and many on both sides of the Atlantic sighed in audible relief that old friends were speaking again.

Before the differences were patched up, many ugly words had been said (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). In the most massive show of parliamentary anti-Americanism in years, 126 British Tories signed a motion deploring "the attitude of the U.S.A., which is gravely endangering the Atlantic Alliance." And the kind of cutting British remarks that are usually said privately got said aloud. Sample, by First Lord...

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