GERMANY: President Hindenburg

For days all Berlin had been talking of nothing else but the entry of General feldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, President-elect, into the capital. The Monarchists prepared to give him a royal welcome, not omitting renditions of Fredericus Rev, a martial Monarchial anthem (later forbidden). Republicans boycotted the proceeding. Communists threatened to stage counterdemonstrations (later forbidden). Finally, der Tag arrived. Chancellor Hans Luther, with his 10-year-old daughter, motored from the Chancellery to the railway station. Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly Monarchists, lined the streets. All Berlin, or so it seemed, was...

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