International: The Answer Direct

Some of the problems of mutual understanding that will arise when the Big Three meet were typified in small when the wife of a U.S. diplomat questioned a Soviet general at a recent dinner party:

She: "What is Russia's present aim?"

He: "To defeat our enemy."

She: "What are you going to do with Poland?"

He: "Liberate her."

She: "And with Germany?"

He: "Conquer her."

She: "What will you do when you get to the Rhine?"

He: "Take a swim."


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