"First Martyr"

Skiing down the glittering white shoulder of a Bavarian alp on the Austro-German border a group of black spots loomed large to an Austrian frontier patrol. In the huge, still basin a single shot sounded loud, a puff of smoke looked small against the snow. One of the coasting black spots crumpled, slid into a sprawled heap. Thus did a nervous Austrian soldier kill one Philipp Schumacher, private in the German Reichswehr.

Adolf Hitler, with a fine instinct for an "incident," last week hastened to Nuremberg with Colonel-General Werner von Blomberg, his Minister of...

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