GERMANY: Consolidated Sausage

As hope for a short war faded last week, wishful thinkers turned to a fresh hope that might bring about war's end: the internal collapse of Germany. Outside the Reich, newspapers carried dispatch after dispatch pointing toward such a possibility. From Zurich came reports of rioting in Essen, Cologne and Dusseldorf; from Amsterdam a report that 500 Gestapo agents had been sent to put down strikes in the Krupp works at Essen. In Austria, Tyroleans were reported to have distributed 1,000,000 leaflets saying: "Hitler leads us to catastrophe—we want peace." The slogan,...

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