GERMANY: 1918 or 1943?

The year 1942 began badly for Adolf Hitler, with dissension in his High Command and before year's end, retreats on the bitter front in Russia. It brought sabotage, riots and hardening resistance among the people of the occupied countries. Death took from him some of his strongest men. In Africa, a new front threatened the underbelly of his Axis stronghold.

Last week, as the New Year broke, Adolf Hitler stood before his people to speak to them of 1943. The Führer's hair was greying and there were new lines in his face. The fear of defeat was in the air...

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