POLAND: Night Must Fall

In Britain Premier Tomasz Arciszewski and the Polish Government in Exile waited for sentence of political death to be passed upon them. Last week it came—the U.S. and Britain recognized the Warsaw Government as the legal government of Poland. Thereby they withdrew recognition from the legal heir of the Polish government for which Britain had gone to war with Germany in 1939.

Wherein had the doomed men failed? If no better, they were not visibly worse than their Warsaw rivals. Nor were they merely reactionaries, as their enemies often charged—blind upholders of the old ways, the old traditions, the old...