GERMANY: Weariness in Munich

The deep voice, weary, almost with a touch of resignation, boomed out of the loudspeakers in millions of German homes, was carried by short wave beyond the Reich's borders and across the seas:

"Meine Deutschen Volksgenossen und Genossinen. . . ."

Germans heard the Führer begin to speak, and wondered. By a timely coincidence, the radio had told them only a few hours before of Americans landing in force on the coast of French Northwest Africa, the first major attack of the great enemy whom they had learned to fear 25 years ago and whose coming they had dreaded in World...

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