French and Russian distrust of Adolf Hitler's Germany hastened the signing last fortnight of the Treaty of Mutual Assistance between France and Russia (TiME, May 13). Last week France, which cherishes its old alliance with Poland even more than its new one with Russia, lost no time in trying to fix up one of the flaws in the new treaty setup, a flaw caused by the fact that Poland's Dictator Pilsudski dis- trusted Russia and rather liked Germany. To Foreign Minister Pierre Laval fell the chore of explaining the innocence of the Franco-Russian...

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