Since last spring many visitors to Czechoslovakia have reported one thing, Every Czech, high and low, with whom they talked—and President Eduard Benes gave scores of audiences—declared in substance with passionate conviction: "Even if our allies fail us, no matter if we are left to face overwhelming odds and certain defeat, nevertheless Czechoslovakia will fight rather than yield!"

This was no bluff, because all who uttered it were convinced they spoke the truth. But last week, with brave Czech crowds still shouting in Prague "We want to fight! Give us arms!."...

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