Foreign News: Job in Java

In the dark days of 1942, when Prime Minister Churchill broke the news to Premier Stalin that there would be no second front that year, it looked as though the worst had happened. With beleaguered Briton and resentful Russian glaring at each other, the war might be lost. The man who had the two allies warmly toasting each other's health before they parted was His Majesty's Ambassador to Moscow: an emollient, easygoing Scot named Sir Archibald John Kerr Clark Kerr. Last week Clark Kerr (pronounced clark karr) was set for more peacemaking in Britain's current hot spot, Indonesia.

Officially, Sir Archibald's mission...

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