Foreign News: Nobody's Satellite

The Belgian people saw their handsome young King Leopold III emerge decisively last week from his grief-stricken brooding over the death of his beloved Queen Astrid (TIME. Sept. 9, 1935) and strike a heavy blow of statecraft which resounded from one end of Europe to the other. To the neat, bright Royal Palace in Brussels were summoned Premier-Professor Paul van Zeeland and Cabinet to hear an historic declaration reversing the post-War foreign policy of Belgium. By boldly assuming full responsibility for what he said, His Majesty raised his declaration above the cockpit of...

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