THE NETHERLANDS: God Help Our Country

Last week was a week of jitters for Europe's neutral States as the German press again went to work on them. This time they were warned that they "must now say whether they are willing to oppose English power politics." Most of the talk of neutral battlefields¬óboth German and British¬ówas aimed at Scandinavia, but The Netherlands was also under pressure. In a shaky New Year's broadcast shaky old Premier Dirk Jan de Geer exclaimed:

"This totally wrong war was a self-born evil, and therefore no good can come from it. Every country involved must come to a conference table before...

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