GERMANY: Reactions to Hitler

Every time Fiihrer Adolf Hitler gets ready to make a speech the world gets scared. Every time he gets through making a speech the world is relieved that he has not immediately plunged it into war.

Much the same sense of relief was evident last week after the Dictator finished his annual Reichstag address (TIME, Feb. 6). Because he announced no troop movements, made no mention of forthcoming invasions and delivered his address in rather more subdued tones than usual, many correspondents, editorial writers, even statesmen called the speech "mild." Those who took the trouble to wade through the long,...

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