GERMANY: Scholarly Work

Fit to burst with pride at the latest achievement of laborious German scholarship, secretaries of the Berlin Foreign Office last week called in correspondents of all nations to inspect a 100,000-word White Book titled Documentary pre-History of War. Published simultaneously in twelve languages, Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop's rebuttal to Lord Halifax consists of 482 documents adduced to prove the complete war guiltlessness of Nazi Germany.

Correspondents were told Lord Halifax's British Blue Book was a poor thing, hastily published immediately after the outbreak of hostilities, not a scholarly work at...

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