BELGIUM: Kingly Statecraft

Six months ago, young, vigorous Leopold III, Statesman-King of the Belgians, took up the mantle of his Foreign Minister, crossed over to London and closeted himself with Whitehall officials (TIME, April 5). Three days later the curly-haired Leopold took the boat train for Brussels, carrying with him assurances that Great Britain, and France as well, would release Belgium from the Locarno Treaty obligations of 1925 and the Anglo-Franco-Belgian agreement of March 19, 1936 by which Belgium promised to help defend Britain and France against attack. Chief feather in the Diplomat-King's cap was agreement of the British and French Governments...