GREAT BRITAIN: The Widening Channel

So gracious were the bows, so lavish the assurances of esteem, so charming the exchanges of mutual praise, as Britain's Foreign Secretary arrived in Paris last week that one would think Britain and France were on the best of terms. "There is and must be a special relationship between our two countries," smiled Selwyn Lloyd, and French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville reciprocated with murmurs of "profound solidarity," as the two sat down for talks in a gilded salon of the Quai d'Orsay. At the Elysée Palace, where Lloyd extended France's...

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