Foreign News: Last Line of Defense

Notes of pessimism from Festung Europa:

> Said Brüsseler Zeitung: "It would be madness to say that the situation has not grown worse during the past month. The Italians always say openly how bad the situation is, and the Germans must say so too. All conditions which favored the Axis before now favor the Allies. Never before has Germany been in greater danger."

Gauleiter Hoffman of hard-hit Westphalia took the stand last week to counteract rumors of destruction and death circulating in the Ruhr. Said he: "It is claimed, for instance, that Hans Fritsche [official radio commentator] said in a broadcast that 10%...

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