National Affairs: Object Lesson

One sweltering night last week some 200 Senators and Representatives assembled in secrecy in the Caucus room of the Old House Office Building. In the darkness a film unreeled—without titles, without voices, with few sound effects. The Congressmen saw Nazi tanks push against concrete tank barriers, push them over as if they were so many tombstones. They saw dive bombers fire buildings with incendiary bombs. They saw nearly 100 parachute troops leap from three huge transport planes at an astonishingly low altitude. The film was an official German movie of the invasion of the Lowlands. There were few Germans shown in...

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