One War for Two?

Chill winds and a new fear swept across Europe last week. Ice spread in the Gulf of Bothnia like ink across a blotter. Along the Westwall it was too cold to fight hard. Dirty ice formed on the Danube, and Rome shivered under sharp blasts from the Apennines.

But far more bitter than the cold was a glacial realization which last week for the first time crushed Europe's capitals, big and small: the Continent was on the brink of a general war which might engulf even the most unwilling...

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