Three weeks ago, as the British-French military mission was on its way to Moscow to try to conclude a three-way alliance with the U. S. S. R., another British mission was reported heading for Danzig. No one knew anything about it, except that its leader was a certain Professor Riley, and that it was vaguely economic. In Tallinn, Estonia, a reporter of the Swedish Aftonbladet credited the mysterious Professor Riley with a startling declaration: "In Britain we are by no means convinced of the vital necessity of Danzig for Poland. . ....

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