THE ALLIES: Hasty Pudding

With hardly any advance warning, the Foreign Ministers of the U.S. and France hopped to London last week to examine in private the cracks and crevices in their alliance, without, as Winston Churchill said, having to "cut attitudes before excitable publics." It was a hasty get-together. As they met, new problems popped up around them.

Soon after U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles stepped off the plane at London Airport, he was whisked off to dinner at No. 10 Downing Street. Over the brandy, Prime Minister Churchill launched into the subject now dearest to his stout old heart: a...

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