GREAT BRITAIN: Changing of the Guard

Calmly and confidently, Britain's new Prime Minister took the torch from the old Titan's hand and prepared to carry on in his place. Sir Anthony Eden, 57, had waited patiently for the summons that he knew must come; the change had long been accepted as inevitable; the transition was smooth and speedy. Yet last week, when it did come, the replacement of their great Prime Minister struck Britons with all the suddenness of the sun going down behind Ben Nevis.

One moment Sir Winston Churchill was there in all his glory—venerable as Queen...

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