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Hardly anyone except Winston Churchill thought the Labor government should be challenged with a vote of censure on rearmament. But the old battler insisted. In Parliament he moved: "That the House, while supporting all measures conceived in the real interest of national security, has no confidence in the ability of ... present ministers to carry out an effective and consistent defense policy . . ."

The Conservatives hoped to split the Labor majority at a vulnerable point: where the government's pacifist wing flutters in protest against the government's strong rearmament program. But Churchill did not touch the vital issue. His...

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