The Press: Question before the House

LIFE'S scoop on Churchill's secret war speeches caused a sensation in London. It was a scandal, huffed a sizable section of the London press. Were the words of a Prime Minister his own, or the property of the state? Cried the London Star: "Such a document [the speech explaining Singapore's fall] is historic. It will long be counted part of the very fabric and structure of our greatness. . . . Once the ban on publication had been lifted, it should have been made a state paper."

Asked Political Columnist A. J. Cummings in the...

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