Foreign News: Promise of Peace

One day last week Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden quietly told the House of Commons that Great Britain and Russia had signed a 20-year alliance, for war and for peace. It was the first post-war treaty of World War II, and, as such, would write future history. The nature of that history would depend on the present sincerity and the future wisdom of the two nations which signed it.

It would also depend on another announcement made the same day at the White House: the U.S. and Russia had agreed "with regard to the urgent tasks" of a European second front this year....

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