SPAIN: Bumping Off Parties

Adolf Hitler turned over his German Navy last week to a new commander, Rear Admiral Rolf Carls. Simultaneously Nazi warships in Spanish waters began to swagger. The cruiser Konigsberg had been "commanding" Spanish Reds by radio to set free the seized Nazi steamer Palos (TIME, Jan. 4). When the Reds remained obdurate last week, the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spec seized the Aragon, a Spanish steamer. These nautical "acts of war" (as Madrid called them) would have meant more had not Der Führer already landed on Spanish soil such important numbers of...

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