Foreign News: Czech Jitters

Last week German troops began to pour into the Tatra Mountains near the Polish frontier. Quickly rumors spread that Slovakia (whose autonomy Germany has guaranteed for 25 years) was to be partitioned at once between Hungary and the Third Reich. Poles, keeping a sharp eye on Nazi troops, saw only a flanking threat to Poland in the move, believed that probably Germans were simply fortifying their strategic position (as they have a right to by treaty) for future haggling over Danzig.

Czech Government officials jittered —though the population stayed calm — when Heinrich Himmler,...

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