GERMANY: Leipsic Fair

Toward Leipsic rumbled a special train carrying an old man whose worst enemies sarcastically admit that he has become almost a god on earth. A cloud of escorting airplanes flew overhead, and the train rumbled on. Crowds cheered as it entered the great Leipsic station. Wearily Paul von Hindenburg descended and passed with tired majesty through a mob whose enthusiasm would barely let him pass at all.

"Old Paul von Hindenburg" he was called before the War, when he was on the army pension list. "Hoch! Hoch!!...

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