Leeds nostalgia: Cost of tunnel under Humber just too high back in 1946
On this day in 1946, Britain and the rest of the victors from the Second World War were busy carving up the world.
In Parliament, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin said a wartime loan to Greece of £46m would now be transformed into a ‘gift’. At the same time, he asked for approval to loan a further £10m to the impoverished country to stabilise the Greek currency.
Meanwhile, Russia was warned about interfering in Persia.
In other news, the debate was raging on how best to cross the River Humber, the options being to bridge or tunnel.
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