INTERNATIONAL: Watch on the Vistula

Step by step, like a long-harried elephant finally facing an enemy, Britain last week turned in her tracks. It was an impressive and world-shaking spectacle. Hard as it is for Britain to change, in one short week she turned her back on a longestablished policy of no military commitments in Europe east of the Rhine—turned, whole-elephant, and guaranteed that the British Fleet, along with the French Army (and the combined Air Forces of the two nations) would fight to protect the States of Eastern Europe from further Nazi aggression.

For Britain the step marked the end...

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