GERMANY: Spider and Fly

Slickest bullying trick of Nazi spider-fly diplomacy is to invite victims to Berlin, turn their heads with official flattery, parades and feasts, then scare them out of their wits with a stunning display of German military might given, of course, in their honor.

In Berlin one day last week all workers were given a half holiday with pay. Factories, shops and offices hung out yards of gay Yugoslav flags distributed by Propaganda Minister Dr. Goebbels, while their employes marched in masses to allotted cheering stations along the troop-lined streets. Out of his special train stepped puzzled-looking, Oxford-bred Regent Prince Paul,...

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