GERMANY: The Helmet May Come in Handy

Two-hundred-and-seventy-pound Reichs Marshal Hermann Göring was 50 years old last week. From all over Europe presents poured in. They filled three halls in his palatial Karinhall, and included a long-buried Roman helmet found in Milan after a recent excavation by an R.A.F. bomb.

The Hungarian Government bestowed its Grand Cross of the Order of Merit on Göring. To wear with his 50 different uniforms, Hermann has:

The Kaiser's Pour le Mérite and Order of the Iron Cross First Class; Hitler's Grand Cross of the Order of the Iron Cross; Bulgaria's Order of St. Alexander; Yugoslavia's Order of the White Eagle;...

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