Pared down on three sides by territorial slicings of Germany. Hungary and Poland after the Munich Deal, what is left of Czechoslovakia was last week split in two. Germany demanded and got a corridor 40 miles long, 197 feet wide through the slim middle of the whittled little nation. Along this strip Adolf Hitler will build one of his Autobahnen, which will run from Breslau in German Silesia south to Vienna and thus provide a direct and short motor connection between the eastern part of Germany and the recently-acquired Ostmark.* The road,...

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