POLAND: Death of the Walrus

Government press censors in Germany, Russia, Spain, Italy and throughout South America last week doffed their caps to their colleagues in Poland. Polish censors had done the sort of job that is every censor's greatest ambition. The high command of the Polish Army had known it for weeks, so had the Cabinet, the secret police. Government plans had been drawn up and every preparation made. Yet not until it was all over did the world know that Poland's most powerful son, the shaggy-browed old walrus, Marshal Josef Pilsudski had died of cancer...

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