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We had to step out onto a ledge barely a hand’s breadth, with a sheer drop down into Laserzkar. The hut and lakes seemed tiny down there boy, it was windy up here! Straddling the knife-edge ridge like a horse, I crossed between the two peaks. . The twin summit conquered by an as-yet-untried route, nothing remained but to return. ” Exhausted, he ﬂopped into bed that afternoon. “How splendid everything was from up here,” he mused on July , . ” Dreamy, physically brave, and romantic, young Hermann Göring was inducted into the infantry as a subaltern in March .
And puﬀed oﬀ through the Jura mountains toward Nuremberg. . At eleven we were in Munich. I made my way to the Bürgerbräu ﬁrst to seek refreshment in a mug of Munich beer. . At the station hobnail climbing boots rang on the paving, well-stacked rucksacks were on every back, in short you could see this was the start for the Alpine travelers. . , had to be obtained, and my mountain boots needed renailing. . . . Straight to window to look at the weather, it was clear and the Watzmann and its “children” were standing there in such splendor that they kindled great hopes in my breast.
She enthused to a friend. ” Carin did not care. Aunt Mary [she wrote to her little boy Thomas that spring of ] will have told you that I am now married to Captain Göring . . You know, the raw climate in Sweden was none too good for my health . . We have known Captain Göring since that time in Stockholm, you will remember, and he was so kind . . to your mama when she was lonely in a foreign country. And then I found that I was beginning to like him so much that I wanted to marry him. You see, sweetheart, he has made your mama very happy.