COLD WAR: Black Days

If the Russians and Chinese want to settle at Geneva for half of Indo-China, there is a good chance that they can have it.

At Geneva this week, the West was preparing a partial surrender to the Communists. Some pleaded that it was only a small surrender, some that it was necessary to avert worse, some that they were helpless to do otherwise. But surrender it was. Under Geneva's mild sun, the mood of the diplomats was dark; veteran newsmen likened it to Munich in 1938.

The first week of the conference had begun...

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