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...

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