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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

notice any considerable number of war planes. Only a government can do that.
With the rapid advances in aviation, however, it was reasonable to suppose that a friendly government might consent to the sale of a part of its equipment, thus being enabled to modernize its air force. I decided to approach such a government in Eastern Europe. It owned about fifty combat planes of obsolescent design, made in France.
For this purpose an exceptional agent was obviously required, but I had the right man. He was a blueblood, a son of an old aristocratic family, with the best of connections and unimpeachable bank references. Both he and his wife were staunch friends of the Soviet Union, and ardent supporters of the Loyalist cause in Spain. He had already done a few services for us. I knew that I could count on him.
I asked him to come to Holland, and outlined the situation to him. The next day he flew to the Eastern European capital. That night he put through a longdistance call to my agent in Paris, who in turn called me at The Hague and arranged for me to await, the following morning, at a certain place and time, a direct call from him. When this call came through my aristocrat gave me, in carefully coded language, the report of a deplorable experience.
He had secured an introduction to the Minister of War. Presenting to the minister his card, bearing the name of one of the largest banks in the world, he had gone directly to the heart of his mission.
" I have come here to buy a quantity of war planes from your government. I would like to know if your Excellency would consent to sell them. We are in the market for at least fifty machines, at your Excellency's price."
The Minister of War rose from his desk. He grew

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