INTERNATIONAL: Aftermath and Beginning

The one overpowering fact about the Moscow Conference was still the fact of agreement. Precisely what was said, done, promised or put off was still the guarded secret of the homeward-bound U.S. and British delegations and of their Russian colleagues. London and Washington did not forget that the Moscow meeting was only a preliminary to the promised meeting of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. But in every world capital the declarations had been weighed. A consensus of interpretation developed:

Postponement must have been a large word in Moscow; practically none of the difficult, specific and all-important mechanics for...

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