Foreign News: The Great Commentator

One of the best of all war commentators spoke to the world last week. In the Berlin Sportspalast, before 10,000 wounded Nazis and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel on leave from Egypt (see p. 31), Adolf Hitler used the ponderous sledge hammer of his sarcasm to score on the Allied optimists who have refused to admit United Nations' defeats. Said he:

"If we advance to the Don and down that stream and finally reach the Volga, if we continuously storm Stalingrad— which we shall also take, you may depend on it—then all that means nothing!

"If we advance to the Caucasus, then that also...

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