U.S. At War: L'Affaire Lyttelton

President Wallace Phillips took a pleased look about the Savoy's plushy dining room. This was the most successful luncheon the London branch of the American Chamber of Commerce had staged this year—400 British and U.S. admirals, generals, politicians and businessmen present, another 150 turned away. During the main course of veal roast, potatoes and asparagus he leaned over, made a suggestion to the luncheon speaker, British Minister of Production Oliver Lyttelton. Since there were so many Americans present, Mr. Phillips whispered, it might be a good thing if the speaker said a few...

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