Foreign News: Heroes turn Tails

General Erich von Ludendorff and Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz declared, last week, that in the general election scheduled for this Spring they will not seek re-election as deputies of the Reichstag.

Behind this announcement loomed the fact that the reactionary parties to which Ludendorff and Tirpitz belong have dwindled vastly in prestige, of late, and may well be reduced to impotence if the forthcoming election shows a now widely prophesied shift to the left.

It seemed, last week, that Heroes Ludendorff and Tirpitz had turned their political tails just in time to avoid the odium of being seated on the definitely losing side.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!