Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Around a U-Shaped Table

In Montreal's staid, 600-room Windsor Hotel, the delegates, 350-odd strong, came in from all parts of the world. The Russian brought their own caviar. Drinking delegates paid $14.50 a bottle for Scotch that was selling in Quebec stores for $7.25. Some 60 delegates, including the U.S. group, were sideswiped by the hurricane (see U.S. AT WAR) which marooned their train. They were 16 hours late. Finally the representatives of 44 nations put their feet under a tremendous U-shaped table and opened the second session of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

As chairman, the delegates selected a Canadian, shrewd,...

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