International: Pebbles at the Window

Out of Moscow came small signs which Russia's Red regime hoped would be regarded as conciliatory. Russian General Chuikov was, for him, quite polite in rejecting U.S., French and British protests over the downing of an unarmed British bomber and the death of its crew of seven (see below). Foreign Minister Molotov indicated that he might be willing to release nine Britons and one Irish missionary seized in Korea. Moscow Radio (in a broadcast in English only) conceded for the first time in years that Great Britain and the U.S. had also helped win World War II.

All of these acts were...

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