Lacrimation

On an August day that was cold and gray, with flags at half-mast, Germany tearfully commemorated the tenth anniversary of plunging the world into war.

The climax of Berlin's tremendous open-air tribute to her fallen soldiers was reached when an orderly, black-dense crowd assembled before the Reichstag, packed all the side streets around that building and filled the tree-lined avenues of the Tiergarten.

President Ebert, standing outside the Reichstag beneath an inscription, To the Living Spirit of Our Dead, said in a speech: "We swear today that...

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