THE NATIONS: Note on Usage

"The Big Three" had survived Franklin Roosevelt. Never again would the phrase denote three men, communing on the peaks of power. Now it meant only three powers, in troubled but still unbroken alliance. This week the Big Three: ¶ Declared their common intent to pursue and bring to punishment the perpetrators of Nazi horrors (see FOREIGN NEWS).

¶Came to grips with and over the Polish issue (see below).

¶Met the rest of the Allied world in San Francisco (see Policies & Principles).

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