EASTERN EUROPE: Liberation

If I had the Ural Mountains, if we possessed Siberia, if we had the Ukraine, then Nazi Germany would be swimming in prosperity.

So said Adolf Hitler at Nürnberg in 1936. Last week Führer Hitler, after a year of magnificent triumphs, could still not see any likelihood of getting his hands on the faraway Urals. If there was any grabbing to be done in Siberia, Japan rather than Germany would do it. But the Ukraine was different. There the signs were getting plainer and plainer that Führer Hitler thought the time was approaching...

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