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Baxter, A. Beverley
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A review of what is going on in Europe. The decision of Russia to sign a Non-Aggression Pact with Germany and the position in which that places Poland. The position of the democracies much worse now. What is behind Russia's move. Doubts about the agreement. What Germany has accomplished by this move. The pressure on Hungary from Germany. Roumania's taste of German occupation. Poland facing catastrophe and possibly destruction. The speaker's experiences in Italy. Observing Chamberlain and Mussolini. Some words about Chamberlain. Chamberlain at Munich. Changes in the daily life of the British people. Air Raid precautions. The chance for peace now. The challenge if Britain goes to war. Facing the end of a dream of freedom.