Foreign News: Baffling to Balkans

Winston Churchill was pointing up the differences of political procedure in Britain and in the newly liberated Balkans: "They take their politics very seriously in those countries. A friend of mine, an officer who was there when the results of the late general election came in, told me that a [Balkan] lady said to him: 'Poor Mr. Churchill. I suppose now he will be shot.' My friend was able to reassure her by saying that the sentence might be mitigated to various forms of hard labor."


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