FINLAND-SWEDEN: Defenders of the Alands

Defenders of the Alands

Sweden's aged King Gustaf, who mortally fears Soviet Russia, was having the Communist jitters again last week. Last month the League of Nations took U. S. S. R. into its fold of respectability (TIME, Oct. 1). Straightway King Gustaf, by no complicated chain of associations, thought of the Aland Islands. The Aland Archipelago in the elbow of the Baltic Sea separating Sweden and Finland is the ticklish spot in Sweden's naval strategy. Overlooking the harbor of Stockholm, the Alands are some 300 sandy, stony little islands and one...

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