GERMANY: Top Dog

The ex-Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany brought a suit against Herr von der Heydt, Editor-in-Chief of the Lokal Anzeiger, for having published a story to the effect that the Kaiser in 1895 caused a young lieutenant named von Hahnke to commit suicide.

The story said that when the Imperial yacht Hohenzollern was lying off the Scandinavian coast the Kaiser insulted von Hahnke who struck him in the face and later had to kill himself.

Vice Admiral Count Platen-Hallermund, who said he was officer of the watch at the time the face of the...

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