World War, PSYCHOLOGICAL FRONT: What Makes a Fighter Fight

Last week for the first time in English the operations of the weird Central Psychological Laboratory of the German Army were set forth in a fascinating pamphlet* issued by the American Committee for National Morale. Notable findings:

Indoctrination of Nazi fighters begins in school. History is fed to boys as a story of the great German destiny. Mathematics is taught in terms of bullet trajectories, range-finding, sextant-reading, aerodynamics.

As members of the Hitler Youth, the little leader-geniuses are searched for the qualities every German warrior must have : punctuality, orderliness, reliability, subordination, gregariousness, adaptability, diligence, will power, aggressiveness, acute sensory...

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