INDIA: Good-by, Mr. Cripps

"We have tried, by the offer I brought, to help India along her road to victory and freedom. But, for the moment, past distrust has proved too strong to allow a present settlement."

On the New Delhi radio, Sir Stafford Cripps's voice was level and controlled. But his self-control could not hide his enormous disappointment. With the Japanese on the road to Mandalay and their bombers already roaring over the Indian coastline, India's political factions had been unable to resolve their suspicions of each other and of Britain. Many observers felt that they had witnessed one of those rare occasions...

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