They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.
With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
My own career started in New York at the 'Associated Press', a fast-paced news agency where we rarely had time for deep reporting.
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