THE BALKANS,ITALY: Behind the Ramparts


With pomp and prayer and the services of no priests, the body of Boris III was borne from Alexander Nevski Cathedral into Sofia's streets. Behind a cordon of troops the people watched, sullen and restrained, as the funeral cortege rolled by.

In the train of the dead King and Dictator, who had bound his people to their second disastrous alliance with Germany, proceeded the titular and real rulers of Bulgaria: the boy King Simeon II, the royal family, the Cabinet of Germanophile Premier Bogdan Filoff and, not least, the representatives of Adolf Hitler—portly Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, stern Fleet Admiral...

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