World War: Durable Dranger

The German Kaiser who died last week (see p. 30) left to the German Reichs-führer not only his dream of Drang nach Osten, but the historical theory behind it, plus one of the very men who worked hardest to make the dream come true. The parallelism was very much in evidence as the Battle of Syria joined (see above).

The Berlin-to-Bagdad Railroad* (which Germans began working on in 1888, left four-sevenths completed in 1914) was intended to make the Kaiser's dream come true. The mere thought of that 1,850-mile rail line for 15 years...

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