World War, PSYCHOLOGICAL FRONT: Week of Climax

The world and its war shuddered last week in the pangs of a climacteric. Everywhere there was a sense of impending change, an uneasiness.

The nations trembled before a climax in Russia (see col. 3). They witnessed a terror in France (see p. 24). They got a new campaign in Iran (see below). As had been the case at every period of imminence, misleading rumors lit up the hot countries, like sheet lightning which has no real bolt: Was the Dnieper Dam blown up? Were the Germans making armored sleighs for winter warfare in Russia? Or was the report merely a...

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