Foreign News: Hitler to the Powers

Sabre-scarred, be-monocled aristocrats of the Wilhelmstrasse (German Foreign Office) winced when Adolf Hitler ordered them to send to his Realmchancellery the entire diplomatic correspondence of Germany relating to armament & security since the War. In effect the Little Man who is now so big said: "Stand back and leave German diplomacy to me in this crisis!"

The crisis, the dilemma: Whether to accept or to reject the Anglo-French declaration made in London (TIME, Feb. 11) by His Majesty's Government with new, dynamic French Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin and his astute, peasant-born Foreign Minister,...