GREAT BRITAIN: Churchill's Good Cheer

Speaking to the nation on the second anniversary of his Prime Ministership, Winston Churchill said in effect that the turning point in World War II had arrived. He said it persuasively. Nothing bucks up a Prime Minister like victories, and Churchill had Madagascar, the terrific R.A.F. raids on Germany, and the Coral Sea to bolster his spirits.

The Prime Minister was in a plum-pudding mood. He joshed Adolf Hitler for a big mistake: "He forgot about the winter. There is a winter, you know, in Russia. For a good many months the temperature...

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