GERMANY: Speed Queen Burns

What argufies sniveling and piping your eye?

—18th Century British Sea Chanty Rightly or wrongly the Allied Powers dealt beaten Germany a blow beneath the belt in 1919, when they seized virtually the whole German merchant marine of 3,500,000 tons—third largest in the world. From President Paul von Hindenburg down, every German feels today that among the greatest triumphs of Peace must be ranked the Fatherland's astounding feat of building 3,000,000 tons of shipping in the decade since the War. The summer of 1929 was to have seen German mercantile prestige...

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