The world's greatest battle was in progress last week {see p. 17), but that did not keep recurrent German peace talk out of the air. This was no inconsistency. A negotiated peace might be Adolf Hitler's greatest victory.

From Ankara, New York Times Correspondent Ray Brock cabled that, on the day when Germany attacked Russia, Germany's wily Ambassador to Turkey Franz von Papen had proposed to the British Ambassador that Britain stop fighting and join Germany against the Soviet Union. Last week from Ankara came word that Herr von Papen and friends...

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