INTERNATIONAL: The Sound of Doom

Somewhere in Valhalla an unseen hand struck a mighty cymbal note, and the sound of doom was heard across Germany.

All week long its clangor rang in Adolf Hitler's ears:

> In Sicily, resistance crumbling.

> In Italy, progressive collapse.

> In Russia, ominous summertime defeat.

> From Sweden, a blow that hurt as much as defeat in battle (see p. 25).

> From the bomb-shambles that once was Hamburg, civilian jitters spreading through the Reich—making it necessary to evacuate Berlin, sending a million homeless Germans shuffling down roads to nowhere, rousing scared...