Britain: Loss of Touch?

While his invasion force was settling into Anguilla, Harold Wilson was packing his bags for a trip this week to Nigeria and talks about the Biafran war with Nigerian Leader Yakubu Gowon.

The Prime Minister is not exactly traveling light — or alone. Against the chance that Africans infuriated by British arms shipments to Gowon might attack Wilson during the visit, the 11,000-ton amphibious assault ship Fearless will drop anchor off Lagos with an extra platoon of marines aboard.

Offset the Russians. Wilson's purpose, according to government sources, is not to negotiate...

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