Foreign News: The Fuhrer's Voice

In a London studio, TIME Correspondents Dennis Scanlan and Hans Kahle listened intently to a recording of Adolf Hitler's New Year's speech. Certain phrases they played over & over, or compared with similar phrases in recordings of other Hitler speeches. They were sleuthing in sound, trying to unravel a mystery that had the British press agog: was this New Year's orator really Adolf Hitler?

In long passages the voice flowed on, flat and didactic, as if it were weak and being nursed along: "The National Socialist State — our 2,000-year-old civilization —can neither be replaced by Bolshevism nor by democratic-p'utocratic ideology. ....

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