BELGIUM: Entanglement

Many have been outside protests against the iron ring of military alliances which France has forged around herself. But almost the first protest from within the iron ring was heard last week in Brussels. To assembled reporters Emile Vandervelde, Socialist leader, onetime Foreign Minister (1925-27), announced:

"Abolition of the Franco-Belgian military accord of 1920 is vitally important in forwarding the cause of international disarmament and world peace. While the accord contains no secret clause, there is danger that Belgium . . . might eventually be entangled in armed conflict against her will,...

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