SOUTH AFRICA: Warning Voice

A favorite work of Nazi organizers in foreign countries is drumming up young recruits for the German Army from families of German birth by paying the recruits' fare back to Hamburg. Nowhere is this more avidly practiced than in Germany's former colonies in Africa, for on their arrival in German barracks the recruits serve a double purpose. They swell the regimental ranks and become living symbols of the "lost territories" Germany so insistently demands.

Southwest Africa, a long slab of coastline between Portuguese Angola and the Union of South Africa, is particularly...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!