GREAT BRITAIN: Out of the Cupboard

Britain's election campaign was plodding along, with the eyes of the politicians and voters fixed on medicine shelves and kitchen cupboards. The Labor government's Ministry of Food upped meat rations by 10%; it had already boosted the "sweets" ration from 4 to 4½ ounces of candy a week. Wailed London's Tory Daily Mail: "The glory of Britain has indeed fallen low if the Socialists can buy votes with a rasher [of bacon] and two penn'orth of lollipops."

Then Winston Churchill, the aging battler,*lifted everyone's eyes from domestic affairs to the mushroom-shaped cloud overhanging mankind. "I cannot help coming back," he...

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