GREAT BRITAIN: Farewell to Winston?

Three times last week the British Cabinet met in secret session. The agenda was not the H-bomb and the state of the world, but the most tantalizing question in British politics: When will Churchill retire? With Sir Winston in the chair, a tentative decision was reached: he is to resign in the first week of April, and the Queen will ask Sir Anthony Eden to take over as Prime Minister.

The ceremonial of Churchill's retirement has been laid down in advance. On April 7, he and Lady Churchill are due to arrive in Sicily to start a vacation of...

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