GERMANY: Pretenders Forward

The international market for quislings, stooges, puppets and pretenders picked up smartly last week with the chance that Adolf Hitler might possibly have the mighty throne of Russia to fill. Even if he conquered the Ukraine and let the rest of Russia go, he would have use for a stooge. Candidates:

¶Heavy, surly-faced Grand Duke Vladimir, 23, who gets a large part of his exercise as pretender to the Romanov throne. A first cousin once removed of the late Tsar, he is the son of the late, sumptuously-mustached Grand Duke Cyril, who in...

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