Foreign News: Dream's End

Up the winding road from Berchtesgaden surged Adolf Hitler's six-wheel staff car. At the bronze gates beneath the brooding Berghof, Hungary's Regent Nicholas Horthy climbed stiffly out, entered the rock, rode 300 feet straight up through granite to the aerie's hushed reception hall where the Führer waited. Russian soldiers plunging toward the Carpathians had made the summons urgent. Briefly, now, and harshly, Hitler outlined his demands: the time had come to "coordinate" Germany's eager little ally. Full military occupation would be necessary, and a more tractable government; henceforth, too, more Hungarian workers...

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