INTERNATIONAL: Toward the Sad Extremity

Outspeeding journalistic rumor and far faster than truth, but not so fast as to outpace the bitterness and gloom which fanned out over the whole tired earth, Adolf Hitler's legions advanced last week on all fronts. They crushed Yugoslavia (see p. 29). They rushed upon the Greeks and British in Macedonia. They regained all of Cyrenaica in Libya (see p. 32}. On the high seas they continued to sink British supply ships at a rate which the British officially admitted now bordered upon 400,000 tons a month—a rate at which the British Isles could hold out not years, but months.


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