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State Department September 1, 1939 .
Kirk to Secretary of State described Hitler at the
Reichstag speech as follows:
Hitler looked more worn and earnest than he has on
any recent public appearance. He smiled ironically
as is frequently his habit at the opening of a Reichstag
session as a signal for the customary laughter and tears
which, however, on this occasion sounded a trifle forced.
He was deadly serious during the speech and sat with
bowed head for several minutes at the end.
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