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UNRRA'S BIG TASK ; Some Nations Could Give Greater Assistance N.Z. Press Association —Copyright Rec. 12.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 7. The new British Government stood behind Unrra and would do everything in its power to help it, said Mr. E. Bevin, Foreign Secretary, opening the third session of the Unrra Council. He added that no Briton could contemplate the conditions of distress, disease, anarchy and bloodshed that would result if the liberated nations had to face the next 12 months without assistance. The peoples of the world had been stunned. They were just awakening and it was now that guidance and help were essential if they were to be induced to help themselves, in co-operation with Unrra, or to their own feet. It was Unrra's special task to help those countries who were not economically able to look after their own needs. It is essential that every member of the United Nations, not merely the Great Powers, should be ready to contribute to Unrra. Many nations were in a position to make a much bigger contribution in the supplies of food than they had. already done. Unrra should be guided by the great principle of keeping clear of every political controversy and maintaining its impartial character. INFORMAL TALKS 1 "Stage Three"' Of Transition From War To Peace BRITISH AND U.S. OFFICIALS Rec. 12.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 7. The United. States Assistant-Secre-tary of State, Mr. William Clayton, who is in London for Unrra meetings, is taking the opportunity to conduct informal conversations with British • officials on British and American financial, economic and commercial policy, says the Press Association. He is reviewing what is known as "stage three" of the transition period from war to peace with the Treasury, the Board of Trade and the Supply Ministry. The dollar situation, reparations and the Bretton Woods agreements are all being considered. All matters will be more formally examined at the British and American financial conference, which it is proposed to hold in Washington. RELIEF SHIP SINKS WRECKED BY MINE IN TRIESTE Rec. 12.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 7. A Yugoslav news agency reports that a cargo of 1000 tons of barley, 835 tons of footwear and clothing, and also many stud horses, was lost when the Unrra relief ship, William Palmer, sank after striking a mine in Trieste Harbour. Seventeen members of the crew and some horses were saved.

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EUROPE'S BURDEN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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EUROPE'S BURDEN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945