INTERNATIONAL: Bastions of Peace

For statesmen to talk about peace is good, but last week many people in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Rumania were inclined to think, mistakenly perhaps, that their statesmen were doing something better.

These three countries form an uninterrupted strip of territory stretching 800 miles clear across Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea—with Communism on their eastern borders. They could be Europe's "Bastions of Peace," interposed between the antagonistic realms of Stalin and Hitler, and last week newsorgans in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Rumania were giving great play to this slogan, "Bastions of Peace."...

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