Foreign News: Anatomy of a Feud

Across the bleak barrens of prewar eastern Poland armies surged last week, as they have for 1,000 years. The stolid peasants who saw the Red Army drive bewildered Germans back are descendants of patient men who have straightened up to watch fire & sword swoop by for 30 generations.

Vladimir the Great of Kiev took the lands along the Bug and the San from the Poles in 981. Boleslas the Brave, second king of Poland, stormed Kiev in 1018. These were but the first recorded instances in a long line of futile attempts to nail down a firm frontier where no...

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