Strategic Map: The Battlefield of Grain

In the spring of 1938 Hitler took Austria. In the fall of 1938 he conquered Czecho-Slovakia at Munich. In the fall of 1939 he took Poland. If Britain and France had not called for a showdown at that time he would not have attended to them until later. His next step would logically have been to carve himself an empire in that part of Europe which is mapped on the two following pages.

For Germany cannot be in prime condition to fight wars of conquest until she is blockade-proof. To be blockade-proof she needs adequate supplies of food for her people and...

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