BOLIVIA-PARAGUAY: Change in Command

Nobody loves a mercenary who loses. That lesson was brought home to plump General Hans Kundt of Germany and Bolivia last week. Fresh from Prussian drill fields, he whipped the dazed Indian conscripts of Bolivia into the semblance of a modern fighting machine, commanded them in the Chaco War against Paraguay.

Once there were roses in the streets for him (TIME, Jan. 2). Nothing was too good for el Aleman ("The German") who checked Paraguay's steady advance through the pest-ridden Chaco swamps. With more men, more money, better guns. his troops beat off...

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