FOREIGN RELATIONS: Long Live the Nation

On the White House lawn last week Franklin Roosevelt shook hands with a king. It was the first time since 1939 that the President had entertained one (Great Britain's George VI). This king was George II, nationless monarch of Greece.

He had arrived to try to arrange Lend-Lease supplies for Greek forces in Palestine, and to raise food for the dying, despairing population of his conquered country. It was a new, sober life for the tall, handsome, 51 -year-old, once easy going ruler.

But exile was no novelty to George II. In &...

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