Foreign News: Eyewitnesses

When a man has been a prisoner of war, he has definite limitations as an objective reporter: his knowledge is likely to be confined to what he saw in his camp, to what he heard and sensed from the guards, to what he may have seen during trips through the enemy countryside. But despite these limits, the stories of the prisoners who landed in Britain last week (see p. 22) constituted a unique picture of 1943 Germany.* From the dispatches, the U.S. caught unmistakable glimpses of German terror, despondency and disintegration:

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