POLAND: Not Since Napoleon

"Not since Napoleon," the Warsaw radio assured the nation, "has Britain committed herself so strongly in Continental politics." Polish spirits soared with the news that 3,222,000 balky Ukrainians, shorn by the Soviet-Nazi Pact of any hope of a Nazi fostered Ukraine nation, had declared their loyalty to Poland. "The Ukrainian nation," exulted the patriotic Krakoiver Kuryer, "has extended a fraternal hand to the Poles to fight together in defense of European civilization."

This fight, if it came, Poles felt, would be a "holy war," a war for the ideal of liberty, "for your freedom and ours." They talked, as...

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