EUROPE: On to the Showdown

September has been a cruel month for modern Europe. In September 1938 there was Munich. In September 1939, World War II. In September 1940, the Luftwaffe and the Battle of Britain. Now another September had come and with it talk of war and a crisis pertinent to the survival of Britain and France as great powers.

In Europe last week there was far greater concern than in the U.S. that the Suez crisis might lead to shooting and war. The French were united as at no time since World War II in demanding Nasser's destruction and thereby,...

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