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that I wanted to buy war planes. If I was prepared to do business, he suggested that we should discuss the matter at his office."
My agent had bought the fifty government planes for f4,000 each, subject to inspection. When the question of the consignee came up, he offered a choice of a Latin-American country or China. The dealer preferred China.
" I assured him on behalf of the Chinese Government that the papers would be in perfect order."
" But how did you get this?" I inquired, indicating the bandage around his forehead.
" Oh, just a jolly good bump when I climbed into that bloody plane," he laughed.
Arrangements had to be made immediately to inspect and appraise the planes. I went to Paris and employed for this purpose a French aircraft expert, with two engineers as aides. They flew to the Eastern European capital and returned with a favourable report. I ordered the planes to be dismantled and crated with all possible speed.
Throughout the world there was a cry of anguished fury at the merciless bombing of almost defenceless Madrid. My organization performed miracles to hasten the transport of the fifty pursuit planes and bombers. In mid-October a Norwegian boat was loaded with them.
At that point I received strict instructions from Moscow not to permit the boat to deliver its cargo in Barcelona. Under no circumstances were those planes to pass through Catalonia, which had its own government, very much like that of a sovereign state. This Catalonian government was dominated by revolutionists of anti-Stalinist persuasion. They were not trusted by Moscow, although they were then desperately holding one of the most vital sectors of the

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