INTERNATIONAL: Gentlemen's Peace

Two forthright Frenchmen in London last week talked His Majesty's Government into what may well prove Britain's most momentous decision since the War.

Today France has a tall, keen, young Premier who goes to Scotland every season to shoot grouse. This trivial fact was of vast, imponderable weight last week. It enabled tall Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin to rank as a gentleman and a sportsman in the eyes of the tall Britons with whom he had come to negotiate. They got on famously—so well, indeed, that the British Cabinet voluntarily sacrificed their...

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