MIDDLE EAST: Overture to Battle

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That venerable, paunchy group of symphonists, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, was billed to appear in Ankara before the end of March. Their program was not announced to the world at large, but last week it seemed almost certain that they would play the overture to a great Middle Eastern push by Adolf Hitler.

The push might take one of several courses. It might strike through Turkey toward the oil of the Caucasus. But the barren mountain wastes of Asiatic Turkey would be hard going and easy to defend—if, after Hitler's ceaseless diplomatic pressure,...

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