The Press: Grey's Crack

Lanky, lame, cranky, 65-year-old Charles Grey Grey,* editor for 28 years of Britain's top aviation magazine, The Aeroplane, last week brought down the wrath of Britons on himself for no more heinous crime than writing rudely about the U.S. When Editor Grey has not been rumpusing with the British Air Ministry, he has injected into his technical publication noisy U.S.-baiting ("the civilized world and the United States of America"). Sometimes he has combined the two. In 1938, when the British bought 400 U.S. planes, Editor Grey called it "a disgraceful deal," yammered that...

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