World War, STRATEGY: A Dictator's Hour

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The crucial spring of his career came last week to Adolf Hitler. He could see it in sheltered, sun-struck places around the Berghof where lilies of the valley, violets, Alpine roses, blue gentians, and wild azaleas bloomed, and in the green showing through the white on the Untersberg's slopes across the way. But he could feel it even more strongly in his bones: spring, when armies march.

If the campaigns Hitler launches this spring are as successful as those he launched a year ago, he will almost indisputably soon be master of...

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