Last week saw the great offensive of Europe's new war. It is the war of menace and mystery, of hysteria, panic, rumor, aimed at shattering an enemy's morale as big guns shatter a fort. Last week saw the biggest battle of the war—the battle of Danzig on the Vistula, where Nazi forces had been stalemated four months by the imperturbable resistance of its Polish defenders.

There is little heroic in a war of nerves. Its assaults are vicious whispers and strident insults, currency raids, press bombardments, radio tirades; its triumphs have scarcely more grandeur than a...

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