INTERNATIONAL: History at the Corner

The greatest of Axis pincer movements threatened the world last week. The pinch was aimed at Russia. Indirectly it was aimed at all world hopes of escaping the worldwide designs of Adolf Hitler.

The western prong of the pincer was the German Army closing on Moscow (see p. 24). The eastern prong so far consisted of small Japanese generals sipping green tea, studying their detailed plans for attacking Siberia. But now that a Japanese general was premier at last (see col. 2), it seemed inevitable that Japan would attack Siberia.

If the pincers...

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