SWEDEN: Blow to Hitler

How far Hitler has fallen was demonstrated last week by the cautious government of Sweden. It dared to strike him a blow which may possibly prove as serious as the loss of Sicily.

Premier Per Albin Hansson, a cautious Socialist who plays bridge with the King and bowls with cottagers, found it militarily safe and politically popular to take back a concession which Hitler had wrung from Sweden soon after the fall of Norway: the privilege of shipping troops and war supplies through Sweden to Norway and Finland. The concession had to be...

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