GREAT BRITAIN: Millions for Czechoslovakia

In the House of Commons this week Neville Chamberlain dramatically announced that His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom is opening a British credit of $50,000,000* for the Czechoslovak Government in response to an appeal from President Eduard Benes that Czechoslovakia receive an immediate international loan of $150,000,000 to rehabilitate homeless Czechs, rebuild lost industries and fortifications.

These are, in Eastern Europe, staggeringly large sums. About $25,000,000 has been the customary size of a loan to one of these little states by a great power, when it has been desired...

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