Letters: Dec. 17, 1928

Lie Upon Lie

Sirs:

... In your issue of Sept. 17 you again pile lie upon lie! You report that when Field Marshal von Mackensen visited the Kaiser at Doom, the latter asked about his prospects for restoration, and that Mackensen replied: "There is not the slightest evidence that the people desire your Majesty's return."

Wilhelm II, according to your story, blushed furiously and left the room, only to return later and assail Mackensen for the latter's failure to appear in uniform. Thereupon the Field Marshal is alleged to have repeated his former statement...

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