Feeling that Adolf Hitler is behind them, that Greater Germany is irresistible, the 800,000 Nazis who attempt to lead the 3,200,000 Germans in the Republic of Czechoslovakia (pop. 15,000,000), became highly truculent last week. Their Führer, obedient Konrad Henlein, fresh from conferences in Berlin with Göring and other Nazi bigwigs, staged a mass meeting in Karlsbad, the famed spa, delivered a series of ultimatums to Czechoslovak President Eduard Benes so outrageous as to shock even the now violently pro-German London Times.

Deploring the truculence of Henlein, the Times sternly voiced the hopes...

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