Foreign News: Honors & Death

As Secretary for India, crusty, conservative old Leopold Amery had stood by Churchill's side during the war's grim years. In October, the King awarded the rare Imperial Order of the Crown of India to Mrs. Florence Amery. Five weeks later the Amerys' elder son stood in the dock at Old Bailey and heard a judge intone:"John Amery, you now stand a self-convicted traitor to your King and country, and you have forfeited the right to live."

All his 33 years this Amery, a charming chap in his cups, had been wrong. Known to his friends as "The Rat," he left Harrow at...