The Union of South Africa's aging Prime Minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog, who, with a Bible in his pocket and a bandoleer over his shoulder, fought for three years against Great Britain in the Boer War, guessed that his people would not want to fight for Britain in this one. For the Union is made up of four polyglot provinces, two Crown colonies and controls by League mandate a former colony of Germany's, and the outstanding element in its history has been the internal clash of nationalities—natives, Dutchmen, Britons, Germans—not its interest...

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