HISTORICAL NOTES: We Believed in Our Hearts

The fact that Franklin Roosevelt made concessions to Russia at Yalta is well known. Last week in Collier's, Roosevelt's old and loyal friend, Playwright Robert E. Sherwood,* threw some light on the method and manner in which those concessions were made—particularly the deal made at the expense of China.

"Tentative Arrangements." At Yalta, Sherwood reminded his readers, F.D.R. was doing his utmost to enlist Russia's aid in the war against Japan (the atom bomb had not been finally developed). Stalin laid down his terms. In addition to Japanese-mandated southern Sakhalin and the...

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