Batman #14 - Story 3
October 14, 1942
"Swastika Over the White House"
One thing I commented on in a past entry was how Batman differed from Superman in that he didn't appear to be directly involved in any WWII stories dealing with the Nazis, but then we are given this little gem. Imagine, Nazis in Gotham City with a network of people and hideouts that they work from.
Our story opens as Fred Hopper, a young camera operator tries to get a job with the newsreel company. The editor gives him an opportunity to prove himself by sending him to get film of Peerless, a millionaire who hates having his picture taken and an army of guards protecting him. It seems like an impossible errand and it is, according to two veterans Matt and Tom. They offer to help Fred get the film.
They disguise themselves as delivery people who bring Fred in a wrapped up package. Once opened, Fred starts taking his film of the angered Peerless. The three escape with the guards following. The editor of the newsreel company is forced to give Fred a job.
The Swastika is a nice decorative touch and lights up the room!