GREAT BRITAIN: National Government

That smart tough dumpy little man, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, knows how to face facts. Last week he faced the big fact hitherto ignored by the British Government: what Great Britain needs most is airplanes.

A whole series of politician Air Secretaries have bumbled and bungled without getting hurry up aircraft production on half the necessary scale. Churchill set up a new Ministry of Aircraft Production (separate from the Air Ministry headed by an old Etonian, Sir Archibald Sinclair).

Moreover he got a hustler to fill it: a bumptious, result-getting, self-made man, Baron Beaverbrook, the impish 146-lb.

"Hearst of Britain" whose...

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