INTERNATIONAL: Post-Mortem on Peace

Secondary outcome of peace in the North last week was a journey undertaken by Adolf Hitler down to Brennero, Italy to talk more peace and more war with his ambiguous Fascist partner. For Germany the Russian victory looked fine. Her Swedish iron ore was safe. Her northern flank was shielded. Her prestige was generally conceded upped. Russia was now free. The Allies and their unfulfilled promises were fair bait for sarcasm.

But the first reaction to the war's end was otherwise. Like torrents freed by the sudden thawing of some great northern river,...

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