GERMANY: Snooks Cocked

Many Britons were growing restive last week at what they called the surprising recent behavior of German officials in "cocking snooks" (thumbing noses) at His Majesty's Government.

Minister-President Hermann Wilhelm Goring cocked his large snook last month in Berlin to roar: "Our colonies have been stolen from us! ... Britain has one-third of the world as her colonies. . . . Also our gold has been stolen from us!"

Minister for Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels next cocked his small snook to call the critical rejoinders of some British editors to General Goring "impudent...

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