INTERNATIONAL: This Year's War of Nerves

An ominous quiet hung over Berlin last week as Germany's round-shouldered little First Soldier slipped out of the city for a mysterious meeting with Benito Mussolini. Berlin officials were more than usually reticent about where the meeting took place and what was discussed, saying only that "full agreement" was reached on Axis war plans. With Adolf Hitler and his Axis partner were high military officers and their Foreign Ministers, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Count Galeazzo Ciano.

On March 18, 1940, Hitler and Mussolini met at Brennero. Twenty-two days later Germany invaded Denmark...

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