International: Good & Faithful Comrades?

Last week, there were signs that Britain might be changing its policy of let's not be beastly to Red China. Among the factors that influenced British thinking: ¶ U.S. public reaction to Britain's continued trade with Communist China, including the U.S. Senate's unopposed action to ban aid to countries dealing with Communist nations (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

¶ The American public's response to General MacArthur's appeal for firmer action against Red China.

¶The gallant, bloody stand of a battalion of Britain's crack Gloucestershire Regiment* in battle against the Chinese (TIME, May 7), which brought home to Britons, as nothing had before, that they were...