Remembrance It Was Incredibly Macabre

The son of Karl, Austria's last Emperor (1916-19), Habsburg is now 76.

The evening the government fled Paris, former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Hugh Gibson invited us to a dinner at the Ritz with Clare Boothe Luce and a collaborator of Polish General Vladislav Sikorski. It was incredibly macabre: the city was two-thirds surrounded by German troops, the sky was lit up with artillery fire, and there, at the Ritz, everything was as it had always been: waiters in tails, the food, the wine. The proprietor asked us to sign his guest book. Years later, I learned from Field Marshal Rommel's...

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