GREAT BRITAIN: Nips at the Collie

Last week Sir Anthony Eden gave another of his vivid impersonations of a man of uncertainty. For weeks the Eden government has ignored press reports of old surplus military vehicles which had been patched up by European dealers, remilitarized and sold to one or another of the Arab states. But then came the revelation that 190 "demilitarized" Valentine tanks had been reconditioned in Belgium and resold to Egypt. Militarily, these antiquated vehicles were not much good to anybody; politically, they were an opportunity, and Labor's energetic new leader Hugh Gaitskell promptly...

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