Foreign News: Two Voices

Strasbourg was liberated (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS). But the eyes of the French nation were looking beyond the Rhineland toward Moscow, where General de Gaulle had a rendezvous with Marshal Stalin. For in this most peculiar of wars, the unfinished Battle of Germany was little more than a terrible anticlimax. The social and political future of Europe was being foreshadowed, less on the bloody battlefields or by Europe's restive people than in Moscow's Kremlin.

France to Russia. What General de Gaulle would say there to Marshal Stalin and what Stalin would say to him was foreshadowed on the eve of De Gaulle's departure...

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