To evacuate the Cologne bridgehead area or not to evacuate the Cologne bridgehead area? That was the question, reduced to its simplest expression, which was to the fore in France, Britain and Germany; the rest of the world was an interested spectator.

According to the Treaty of Versailles, Cologne was to be evacuated Jan. 10, 1925, Coblenz, Jan. 10, 1930, Mainz, Jan. 10, 1935, "if the conditions of the present treaty are faithfully carried out by Germany."

It is a platitude that Germany has not carried out faithfully her treaty obligations. Recently...

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