Foreign News: WHAT LOCARNO MEANS

Locarno is a name with golden memories to Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. It is a pretty Swiss town on Lake Maggiore where in the fall of 1925, on the initiative of British Foreign Secretary Austen Chamberlain (half brother of Neville), the Western European Allies of World War I (Britain, Italy, France, Belgium) met with their old enemy, Germany. There Germany, then a republic, joined in collective guarantees of its Versailles Treaty borders with France and Belgium. Britain undertook to fight Germany if Germany attacked either France or Belgium, and to fight France...

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