Foreign News: On the Sidelines

Avowed purpose of the feverish membership drive which the Axis put on last week was to bring "peace" to Europe. The best way to do this, according to the polite little speeches with which the signers blotted their signatures last week, is to banish the last vestige of British influence from the continent of Europe. By week's end this aim had been very nearly accomplished. But there were still four Balkan countries whose attitudes, though not necessarily influenced by Britain, were in varying degrees unsatisfactory to the Axis. These were Yugoslavia, Russia, Turkey and brave Greece.

The policy of Yugoslavia was last...

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