THE BALKANS: Grabs and Runs

Behind Adolf Hitler's rolling armies last week Little Men began grabbing what the Big Man of Berchtesgaden had pried off for them—unquestionably at his instigation. Again he was using Little Men to consolidate his New Order.

Croatia. No sooner had the Hitler juggernaut rumbled across the northern Croatian plains of Yugoslavia than the formation of an "independent" Croatia was announced, its capital at Zagreb, second to Belgrade among Yugoslav cities. The announcer was a Quisling worthy of the name. He was dark, treacherous Ante Pavelitch, leader of the terroristic Ustashi, a band...

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