GREAT BRITAIN: The Unhappy Memory

In London last week the bitterest and most divisive British political controversy of modern times flared into renewed life. Once again Englishmen argued in passionate detail the rights and wrongs of the Suez invasion of 1956. Cause of the furor: publication of Full Circle, the memoirs of former Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden.

In the Observer, Sir William Hayter, who was Britain's Ambassador to Moscow at the time, wrote that Suez "was morally repulsive to many people (myself included)." After World War II, Sir William continues, Britain, though declining as a military...

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