CZECHOSLOVAKIA: New Partnership

Eduard Benes had a tedious journey. Weather held up his plane at Bagdad and again farther along the line. Finally, at Moscow, he found a station festooned with flags and spread with red carpet, a welcoming delegation headed by Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov, Marshal Klimenti Voroshilov, a guard of honor.

For shrewd, patient little Mr. Benes, President of the Czechoslovak Government in Exile, Moscow was an end to months of anxious waiting, a fulfillment of great hopes, a beginning for postwar Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe. The day after his arrival, he stood in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!