INTERNATIONAL: Valley of Conquest

Battle fleets steaming eastward in the Mediterranean last week (see p. 30) put fresh fear in the hearts of the unhappy people who live in Southeast Europe. By land, too, danger came closer to those frightened neutral nations that lie in the path of eastward-looking conquerors. Troops stood ready for action a stone's throw from their frontiers; spies and quislings swarmed in their midst; while pressure politicians increased their demands for concessions and still more concessions. Signs of trouble:

>In Bucharest the German Legation entertained Foreign Minister Grigore Gafencu and other prominent...

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