POLAND: No Time Lost

Moscow did not lose a minute. The same day that Russian armies swept into Chelm, first big Polish town to fall to them west of the Curzon Line, a new Polish Committee of National Liberation moved in. It was Moscow's Union of Polish Patriots under a new name—in effect, a new Russian-backed government of Poland.

Next day the Moscow radio announced that the Liberation Committee would perform all the functions of the Polish Government in Exile in London. Moscow also announced three decrees in the name of the pro-Soviet Polish National Council in Warsaw. The decrees:

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