Foreign News: The Hour in the Balkans

Out of the Balkan lather of ethno-pathology two facts bristled last week: the turmoil in Bulgaria and Rumania approached open insurrection; German activity in the Danube Valley was concerned with more than the recruiting of new divisions for the Russian front.

In an attempt to stem the rising tide of revolt, Adolf Hitler ordered a Balkan conference. Hitler, Mussolini, Admiral Horthy of Hungary, King Boris of Bulgaria and Premier General Ion Antonescu of Rumania were to meet in Vienna to try to straighten out the New Order in Southern Europe.

Hitler wanted: 1) five additional Rumanian divisions to join the 16 already active...

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