Foreign News: Goebbels' Hero

The happiest man in the world when Tobruk fell was Germany's clubfooted Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels. For six months he had had the painful job of constructing alibis for 80,000,000 restive Germans and 150,000,000 enslaved candidates for the New Order. But last week Field Marshal Erwin Rommel gave Dr. Goebbels soothing, splendiferous relief.

Dr. Goebbels cabled Bengasi for all the eyewitnesses the traffic would bear. Soon a squadron of Messerschmitt 110s from Africa settled down on Berlin's Staaken Airfield, unloaded bags of stories, pictures and records made by field microphonists, for whose transmission the German radio canceled a whole day's...

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