GERMANY: Grim Games

Swift "tanks" sped over the hills of Württemberg—they were really motor trucks. Huge "bombers" and darting "pursuit planes" soared aloft—they were only toy balloons towed by motorcyclists. Great "howitzers" and "field guns" rumbled past—they were made of wood. Finally 25,000 soldiers marched, skirmished and countermarched amid clouds of "poison gas"—the gas was a nonpoisonous chemical fog, the latest invention of German scientists. Thus the traditional autumn maneuvres of the German army took place last week with vivid realism, despite the disarming of Germany under the Treaty of Versailles.

President von Hindenburg, attired...

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