GERMANY: Imperialist Concoction

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Lusty Bavarians cheered at Nuremberg last week one whom they hail as "Our King"—the onetime Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. He, clad in a field-gray uniform, spike-helmeted, reviewed with Prince Oscar of Prussia (rep resenting Wilhelm of Doom) and the great Feldmarschall von Mackensen (TIME, Aug. 11, 1924) a mammoth parade of several thousand former Imperial officers and Reichswehr troops.

The occasion of this distinctly militarist demonstration was "Army and Navy Honor Day," recently concocted by German monarchists as an excuse for staging impressive ceremonies to keep alive Imperial fervor.