LITHUANIA: Without a Fight?

Just what did impulsive Realmleader Adolf Hitler mean when he told cool British Foreign Secretary Sir John Simon that Germany is ready to sign a pact of non-aggression with any of her neighbors except Lithuania?

In Lithuania the implications of this statement have been slowly sinking in. Last week grave, cautious President Antanas Smetona ordered Lithuanian youths whose term of military service normally would expire May 31 to remain with the colors another 60 days.

Same day in Memel Territory, which Germany aspires to repossess from Lithuania, the District Governor ordered all able-bodied...

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