World: War of Nerves

Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, like a trained seal playing tunes on a battery of peep-peep horns, bobbed from one brassy note to another, burping warnings. The German Elite Guards with "new arms" had marched through Paris in "a westerly direction." An invasion of Europe was "bound to have disastrous results for the U.S. and England. It threatens dire calamity to the Anglo-American conduct of the war." In Vichyfrance, Pierre Laval chimed in, proclaimed to Frenchmen that any aid to invaders would be drastically dealt with.

A war of nerves, more intense than anything...

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