GERMANY: Tirpitz Roused

Had Neptune risen from the vasty deep last week and climbed the tribune of the German Reichstag wearing a double nannygoat beard, the sensation could scarcely have exceeded that caused by the "maiden speech" of Grand Admiral Alfred Friedrich von Tirpitz.

The 77-year-old "Father of the U-Boats" is ordinarily content to recline at ease on one of the extreme Fascist benches in the Reichstag. There he is sometimes observed to nod. More often he strokes and fondles his forked beard, remembering, no doubt, how he was forced to resign as Grand Admiral...

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