Last week news from Europe took on its greatest change. Correspondents who step by step and hour by hour had reported the inevitably developing crisis, now found their stories crazily whirling and blurring. If the last weeks of peace had the solemnity of tragedy, the first days of World War II were like one of those old-fashioned movies in which people jerked their arms, exaggerated motions, and in which automobile wheels turned backwards while automobiles raced ahead.

In ten days the War had almost everything that in older and slower wars was more painfully and with more suffering acquired. It...

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