GERMANY: Painters War

Painters' War

All week sombre-faced Germans filed past the huge new building that Adolf Hitler built as a symbol of Greater Germany's might. It was a housepainter's dream of a Reichschancellery, nearly a quarter-mile long, with marble chambers and vast, tapestry-hung halls and an immense study in which a man might feel alone with his destiny. For the seven most momentous days of Europe's modern history Adolph Hitler did not leave this building.

Alone in spirit, the man whose word meant peace or war pondered his decision. He slept little, ate little, spoke little. He...

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