GERMANY: Proudest

In the plebiscite last week throughout Greater Germany, Austrians voted 99.75% in support of Adolf Hitler and union. In Germany proper, where two years ago Hitler won by 98.79%, he last week won by 98.63%. The official count admitted 452,180 votes of "No," 75,342 spoiled ballots. Just before midnight, with returns virtually complete, the Dictator exulted over a nationwide hookup: "For me this hour is the proudest in my life."


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