Where the Iron Curtain Falls
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 13 Jan 1949, p. 155-172


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Where the Iron Curtain Falls


The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. Some comments on the Conference, and on an interesting speech made by one of the delegates from Pakistan. Important changes occurring in the Commonwealth in recent months. Recovery in Europe. The tide of Communism in Western Europe receding. The subject of Western Union and the Atlantic Pact. A Scandinavian Agreement of mutual defence. The situation in Greece. The Greek people fighting against a Communist invasion. Aid to Greece from Canada. Paying tribute to the work being done in Greece by the Canadian Ambassador, General LaFleche. Comments on the way in which this war in Greece is being carried on by the aggressors. Source of weapons and ammunition of the aggressors. Appeals being made for assistance in the form of night fighters to the Western nations. Tactics of the Communist guerillas. Reports of Communist atrocities. Conditions under which Greek refugees are living. Starvation and disease. The heroic fight that the Greek people are making against overwhelming odds. The obligation of Western Democracies to do all we can materially to aid Greece. Consequences of Greece falling behind the Iron Curtain. The presence of British troops in Greece saving them from being communized. Berlin. The four sectors of Berlin and the anomalies of arbitrary division. Berlin as a city of ruin. A description of that ruin. Shortage of goods. Currency problems. The success of the Airlift. Food rations. Fuel. A development shortage of raw materials which has curtailed industrial operations in many factories in Berlin. Unemployment. The costs of the Airlift. The Airlift reflecting the determination on the part of Britain and the United States to stand up to the Russians and the effect of that on the morale of the Germans. The need for the Airlift to continue, and why it is so important. The speaker's belief that there will be no war at present. The need for the Canadians, Americans and British to prevent war by strengthening ourselves militarily and economically.