KENYA: New Commander

Britain last week decided to try a new commander in its three-year-old fight to stamp out the Mau Mau in Kenya. General Sir George Erskine, 55, the big, cherry-cheeked commander in chief in Kenya since 1953, will be recalled to Britain; his successor will be a 48-year-old paratrooper: 6-ft. 4-in. Major General Gerald W. Lathbury, World War II leader of the British paratroopers at Arnhem.

Erskine's recall was the result of mounting dissatisfaction, in Kenya and in Britain, over the conduct of the Mau Mau war. Despite periodic announcements that the guerrillas...

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