International: This Is the Peace

It was a great day for the impeccable Jacques Dumaine, chief of protocol at the Quai d'Orsay, who is known around press rooms and chancelleries as Jeeves. In magnificent cutaway, his monocle fixed now in his right, now in his left eye, he was the embodiment of conventional diplomacy. With discreet gestures of guidance, he led delegate after delegate to a huge table in the French Foreign Ministry's Galerie de la Paix where the Allies signed their lenient peace treaties with Hitler's former allies, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria. After the signing, the treaties were sent to Moscow, for safekeeping.

The treaties provided...

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