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With the unexpected presence in London last week of a cultured Balkan gentleman, it began to look as though Neville Chamberlain had discarded a winning hand before the showdown and might pick it up again.

Five weeks after the Munich Agreement, Prime Minister Chamberlain had told the House of Commons that Britain would have to recognize that in southeastern Europe "Germany must occupy the predominating position." But since then the heads of three European States have made significant visits to London. Scarcely had George II, King of the Hellenes, settled...

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