GERMANY: Out of the Desert

GERMANY Out of the Desert Lili Marlene's oldest friends had a get-together last week.* Into the hilly Westphalian town of Iserlohn, through the city gate topped by a huge iron cross memorializing the Franco-Prussian War, trooped 2,500 Germans. They eagerly searched each other's faces, occasionally stopping to shake hands amid exclamations like: "Aren't you Schmidt of the 15th?", "Wasn't I with you at El Alamein?" It was the first reunion of Germany's famed Afrika Korps. At ceremonies in the town cemetery they paid sober honor to their former leader, Field Marshal Rommel, and to their comrades dead in...

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