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Forbes, Miss Rosita
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Some glimpses into the minds of the half dozen men whose greed, whose ambition, whose loves as well as whose hates have made the war today. Fighting for a system of living. This war as a job that we have simply got to put through in order that our own particular jobs may be safe for the rest of our lives. The speaker's statement that she is referring to personal conversations and meetings, not interviews, when she talks about Hitler and other people (although Hitler is the one person she HAS interviewed). How Hitler changed over the years from 1933 to 1939. The speaker's beliefs and impressions about Hitler's beliefs and intentions, using many quotes from him. Hitler's boast of secret weapons. Words from Goering. Hitler and Goering's repudiation of neutrality. Their conviction that they cannot be blockaded, as in the first World War. Germany's potential sources of supply. The Russian-German pact. Germany getting everything she needs through Russia and Italy. German-Italian trade. The speaker's belief that Hitler's loathing for Communism has not changed, despite the Russian-German Pact, and that he will fight against Russia. This mistake of thinking that Germany will break up as a result of the blockade, and reasons why that is mistaken thinking. The fact that the civilian population in Germany has no voice whatsoever, and can be quite safely left to starve without being able to make a revolution. The attitude and position of most of the German civilian population towards the Nazis. What Hitler has done to change the spirit of Germany. Hitler's start of a new religion in Germany. What Hitler said to the speaker about America. Hitler's dream of world dominion and the attitude towards that from North Americans. The danger to democracy that we are not facing. The speaker's conversations with Stalin and what he has indicated about the war, Germany, and Russia's intentions. Difficulties with the defence of Russia. Mussolini: his words, his questions, his mistakes. Throughout, the speaker quotes questions she is often asked, and offers her responses. Her impressions of Canada. Her belief that Canada is fighting for something even better than us--for an idea of chivalry. The speaker's belief that the Allies can be sure of eventual victory, whatever happens in England.