On parade grounds all over Germany last week squads stood stiffly at attention, hands slapped to trousers' seams. Non-commissioned officers strutted back & forth in front of them.
"Where are the roots of the army's might?" a sergeant would bark.
With eyes shut, the squad bellowed in unison:
"The roots of its might lie in the glorious past, in the German race, German earth and German toil. Service in the army is service of honor to the German nation."
"What is the highest military virtue?"
The answer came like a roar: "The highest military virtue is the...