EGYPT: Another Chance

In catastrophe, a willing and resolute first-aider on the spot can be worth a dozen doctors in a far-away hospital. Last week, as the rumbling political volcano of Egypt blew its top in a roar of fulminant frenzy, first aid was urgently needed. It was firmly applied by a young king whom the West had long regarded as a fatuous playboy.

Winston Churchill was sailing homeward aboard the Queen Mary when Egypt's mobs swarmed through Cairo, demanding an immediate declaration of war on his nation. The U.S. State Department was leisurely considering,...

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