Foreign News: Berlin Mission

With her Rolls-Royce engines throbbing sweetly, a "Flying British Foreign Office" lofted up from Croydon this week, swept off across the Channel. Aboard were crack Whitehall diplomats fluent in German, and Sir John Simon who was reported to have sighed: "I could talk with Hitler in French if he could talk French."

Never perhaps had a British Foreign Secretary departed amid greater misgiving. If Sir John triumphed, he would deserve double acclaim, for he was considered last week to have pretty well bungled things in advance. In the House of Commons, where he had...

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