GERMANY: My Leader

To his soldiers Napoleon was Mon Empereur. Last week Adolf Hitler, having seized the powers but not the title of President (TIME, Aug. 13), caused Defense Minister General Werner von Blomberg to issue a significant order of the day:

Soldiers !

The Leader and Chancellor [Adolf Hitler] commands that henceforth all soldiers shall address him as Mein F├╝hrer ("My Leader").

Seemingly "My Leader" was supremely confident that on Sunday, Aug. 19, when the German people are summoned to vote Ja or Nein on his seizure of supreme...

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