Last week while Germany was grabbing Bohemia and Moravia by the scruffs of their necks and whistling Slovakia home, the little Kingdom of Hungary was being allowed to make a grab of its own in the Carpatho-Ukraine, the easternmost prov ince of now extinct Czecho-Slovakia. Long have Poland and Hungary wanted a common border for protection against Germany. Last fall, when Czecho-Slovakia was amputated, they almost got it. Last week, when Adolf Hitler wiped Czechoslovakia off the map, they did get it.

Swift Hungarian columns darted northward over snow-choked roads through the western mountain passes of Carpatho-Ukraine as soon as...

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