Keyes Papers. I. Pacific Tour: Vols. clix-clxii. In July 1944, at the suggestion of the Minister of Information, Brendan Bracken, and with the approval of Winston Churchill, Lord and Lady Keyes (as they now were, Keyes having been elevated to the peerage in January 1943) undertook a goodwill tour of Australia and New Zealand. They flew out via Canada and the United States. Whilst in Australia Keyes took advantage of the contacts he had made in the United States to witness the United States Navy in active service. He was invited aboard the flagship of the US Seventh Fleet to observe the invasion of Leyte island, in the Philippines.

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