Last week snow clogged Balkan mountain passes and the skies over Britain were stormy. But over the coast of Europe the R. A. F. pounded the invasion ports as it never had before (see p. 30), and in Africa British arms put Italy to a historic disgrace. The tempo of diplomacy also quickened. Europe's statesmen played long-range power politics to pitch newer battlefronts on grounds of their own choosing.

Adolf Hitler's chosen battleground is the British Isles. Both his Propaganda Minister, wry little Paul Joseph Goebbels, and his Deputy Party Leader, hairy...

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