GREAT BRITAIN: Prime Minister's Tour

It was Sir Anthony Eden's busiest week since winning the British general election last May. Constantly on the move, from his country estate at Chequers to the English Channel, then north to the Scottish harbors, the Prime Minister talked and listened respectfully to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who man Britain's armed services. Eden's object was to brief himself on the problems—and possibilities—of streamlining British defenses at a saving to the harassed Treasury (see above).

Eden left Chequers in a helicopter (the first British Prime Minister to travel in one) and flew straight to Farnborough, site of Britain's famed annual...

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