International: The Word Is Liberty

Last week Germans agreed with Anthony Eden when he told them: "If ever there was a time to stand firm, it is this."

Eden was speaking to a mixed Allied and German audience in Berlin. Another speaker at the same meeting, Berlin's Social Democratic Leader Franz Neumann, noted that it was Bastille Day. The British translator, picking up Neumann's words, sentence by sentence, intoned: "And on this great French holiday in Berlin we honor the ideals of Fraternity, Equality and . . ."The audience roared as the harassed translator appealed in a whisper to Neumann for the third word. Neumann gave...

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