International: Positions for Paris

Britain's Ernie Bevin journeyed to Berlin last week to have a look at history. He said: "I want to get Europe settled for a couple of hundred years. I don't think it is beyond the realm of possibility. But it will take a lot of time, a lot of patience, a lot of work."

Ernest Bevin spoke the hope of millions of people who, having feared last year that the Berlin crisis might mean imminent war, now believed that the end of the Berlin blockade was at least the beginning of peace. In many quarters, the notion grew that the Russians...

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