ATOMIC AGE: Do You Think...?

Seven foreign military attachés, on an inspection tour through a Canadian artillery training center, were asked a recurring question: Did they think Russia had The Bomb yet? Their answers:

The American: "I haven't been to Russia."

The Chinese: "It's hard to say."

The Czechoslovak: "How should I know? I'm stationed at Ottawa."

The Frenchman: "I am not a Russian."

The Swiss: "All I can say is, we have no atomic bomb."

The Turk: "Myself, I'm for democracy."

The Briton: "I'm an old-fashioned gentleman who prefers not to be quoted."

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