AFGHANISTAN: Darius to Engert

Darius of Persia first came into the valley of Kabul in the 6th Century B.C. After him came Alexander of Macedonia, Antiochus III of Syria, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and Baber. Centuries later came the British; then the Russians; finally the Germans and Japanese. Last week, clutching his brief case in a car that pitched like a camel over the boulder-strewn Khyber Pass, came the American. He was balding, professorial Cornelius van Henert Engert, U.S. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan.

Awaiting Envoy Engert...

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