International: Guarantee for Europe

Great Britain, long accused of retarding the birth of the European Army by its refusal to participate, gave the project a hearty boost last week. Whitehall announced that Britain would sign a treaty guaranteeing to provide "all the military and other aid and assistance in its power" to any of the six European Army nations if attacked by an enemy. The pact will make Britons and Germans formal allies for the first time since the Napoleonic era.

The move is chiefly psychological. Britain is already committed to the defense of the six nations under the North Atlantic Treaty and other partner agreements....

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