How To Lose the War

The men with the clearest view of the war and its immediate future in Europe this week were Adolf Hitler and the members of his military staffs. They knew, of course, that they had lost the war. They, if anyone, also knew what their enemies in Moscow, London, Washington and Algiers could not precisely know: just how Nazi Germany now proposes to meet its end.

Would they choose the quick end of 1918, saving what they could for recovery and yet another war? Or would they choose an end delayed to the last moment,...

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