GREAT BRITAIN: Our Deepest Fear

Britons of all political complexions, tensely watching the grim news from Russia, read a London Evening Standard editorial that put their hopes into plangent words. Author was the Standard's crusading young Editor Michael Foot, 27, whose book, Guilty Men, caused an uproar in Britain just after Dunkirk. Excerpts:

Our deepest fear is that the Russian armies should be destroyed; that they should be encircled, trapped or minced to pieces by superior steel. No wild imagining is needed to assess the results. Hitler could return westward with countless legions, unnumbered machines, could...

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