TERRITORIES: Another Norway

As Adolf Hitler's Armies slogged toward Moscow last week (see p. 17), Representative Warren Magnuson of Seattle, Wash, was thinking about Alaska. Mr. Magnuson's thoughts were not as far-fetched as they may have seemed. They were based on the following strategic and geographic facts: 1) if Hitler beats Russia, he gets the Trans-Siberian Railway; 2) whoever has the Trans-Siberian Railway controls Siberia; 3) Siberia is little more than a Cyclopean stone's throw from Alaska.

From Big Diomede Island, where Russia has a new air base, to rocky Little Diomede, which belongs to...

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