The armies of France and Germany last week executed two more steps in their slow, solemn, martial minuet between the Moselle and the Rhine, the Westwall and the Maginot Line. Germany stepped forward the distance that the French had advanced since Sept. 3. The French, in perfect rhythm, stepped back, slaughtering the Germans as they came, as befitted accomplished war dancers.

The French high command made known that on Sept. 29, seeing that Poland was prostrate and that pressure at the West-wall could not possibly revive her, they decided to alter their basic...

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