Foreign News: Austria Is Finished

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One morning last week Queen Elizabeth chatted in Buckingham Palace with Frau Joachim von Ribbentrop, daughter of Germany's great Henkell imitation champagne family. Meanwhile, King George VI received Herr Ribbentrop, the new German Foreign Minister and onetime Henkell salesman, who in public makes a point of greeting His Majesty with the Nazi salute (TIME, Feb. 15, 1937). Below stairs, Buckingham Palace secretaries were receiving news reports from Munich, denied from Berlin, that that great south German city had awakened to find German mobilization against Austria far advanced.

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