Foreign News: Determined Band

NORTHERN NEUTRALS

When real war finally came last week, it found, stretched across the northern fringe of Europe from Antwerp to Helsingfors, a tight-knit little band of neutrals, determined to keep their neutrality and to defend it, if need be, with force. Between Germany and France lay The Netherlands, Belgium, tiny Luxembourg, and, south of the Westwall and Maginot Lines, Switzerland. All of them were ruled by Napoleon, liberated by Wellington. Along the North and Baltic Seas, where the British and German Navies may meet, were Denmark,...

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