Foreign News: Munich Revisited

A slender, well-tailored Irishman last week awakened painful memories in Britain. In the London Sunday Times, 62-year-old Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, veteran (37 years) career diplomat and sometime (1953-57) Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign Office, began publication of excerpts from his forthcoming book, The Inner Circle. The first: an eyewitness account of the momentous meeting of the European powers at Munich in September 1938. Kirkpatrick was then first secretary of the British embassy in Berlin, and delegated to help Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain deal with Hitler.

Smited Thigh. An accomplished stylist, Sir Ivone pins his character to the boards like a lepidopterist....

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