Foreign News: Million Mobilized

French war games staged last week brought 20,000 men into action and the U. S. staged maneuvers with about an equal number. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler ordered to the swastika colors no less than 1,000,000 men, the most up-to-date, although far from the largest, army in Europe. This was mobilization—not necessarily for war—but definitely mobilization on a scale nearly comparable to the Imperial Russian mobilization of 1914 which Kaiser Wilhelm saw as a casus belli.

Far from making any secret last week of what they called "trial mobilization," Nazi authorities in Berlin took no steps to hamper the sending out by correspondents of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!