Swastika Over South Africa

June 1942
New Republic;6/15/42, Vol. 106 Issue 24, p823
Focuses on the strategy of Adolf Hitler, the German dictator, to take over South Africa. Warning to the United States in the treason trial of forty-eight defendants taking place in Johannesburg; Formation of battalion of a Nazi storm-trooper organization, to overthrow the government, comprising of the members of the South African police force; Advantage of mineral and agricultural resources of South Africa as an important strategic base for the battle of the Atlantic, and its large German minority, the object of Nazi interest; Strategy adopted by Nazis to take advantage of democratic tradition of South Africa; Consequences faced by a person for commenting against Hitler in the country; Utilization of advertisements and radio by Nazis as part of propaganda strategy to take hold of situation in the country.


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