GREAT BRITAIN: To a Faithful Friend

In the gloomy, Gothic grandeur of Westminster Abbey, Britain's most hallowed shrine, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee stepped up to a simple wrought-iron stand and drew back an American flag from a shallow niche beside the west door. They uncovered a three-foot-high marble tablet, crowned with an American eagle and inscribed:

"To the honored memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945. A faithful friend of freedom and of Britain, four times President of the United States. Erected by the Government of the United Kingdom."

In a tribute unique in British history, Franklin Roosevelt had become the first head of a foreign state...

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