GERMANY: Imperial D.P.

Europe's most illustrious displaced person was replaced last week. In 814, Charlemagne, first great founder of a western bloc in Europe, was buried in the basilica he had built in Aachen's cathedral. The body of the 6-ft. 4-in. monarch reclined in a silver-gilt casket, knobby with precious stones.

During the war the Nazis transferred coffin and contents to Siegen, in Westphalia. Last week a U.S. Army truck brought them back. Said the soldier driver reporting to the Allied officer in charge: "I've got the bones with me. Where'll I put 'em?"


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