GREAT BRITAIN: Thwarted Pilgrim

The big news out of Britain this week is that Winston Churchill has given up his long hopes of a "parley at the summit" with Malenkov soon. His most influential Cabinet advisers talked him out of it—with an unexpected assist from, of all people, Vyacheslav Molotov.

For more than a year Sir Winston had been rumbling in public and private about his desire to see Malenkov in a last, dramatic attempt to bring peace to the troubled world. The atmosphere of Geneva got him all stirred up again. He broached the idea to his Cabinet, which heard him in grim...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!