STRATEGY: Balance on Norway

A sick feeling in their martial hearts and in the pit of their political stomachs was the main reaction of the Allied peoples—and their friends—to the withdrawal of Allied troops from lower Norway last week (see p. 25). Prime Minister Chamberlain's first incomplete "explanation" in the House of Commons (see p. 32) contained no restorative stronger than patience to parry the shock. At very least, the Allies had grossly, amateurishly muffed a priceless chance to gain by Adolf Hitler's expansion of the war. And even more gravely psychological than military were the implications of the retreat from Åndalsnes and...

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