Foreign News: Facts of Life

For "weeks," said Prime Minister Churchill to the House of Commons, he and Foreign Secretary Eden had "labored with the Polish Government in London" to establish a "friendly working agreement" between the Russians and the Poles. It had been labor lost. Winston Churchill made his Government's position plain: in the harsh world of power politics, Britain would cross Russia no further (see above). The position of the U.S. was completely fogbound.

Not since the Blitzkrieg of 1939 had the harried rulers of Poland stood at such a crossroads. Never before in their long...