GENEVA: The Honest Broker

Wrapping the. tattered cloak of experience about them, the British stepped forward in the role of the honest broker and wise counselor. Question was: Can a man be an honest broker to a bad bargain? The broker's solution for the rot infecting Indo-China was partition of the country. That solution the British hoped to get at Geneva. Until they got it, or it proved impossible to get, they refused to discuss the future. "Our immediate task is to do everything we can to reach an agreed settlement at Geneva for the restoration of peace in Indo-China," Winston Churchill...

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