"It Is a very great privilege and pleasure
for me to be here with you today, but before I begin I have two
questions. The first question is: is it true that the tent over
there is filled with good old German beer? Then, the second question
is: what are we doing out here?
"I asked one soldier if he drank a lot
of beer, and he said, 'Of course not, Sir.' The only trouble
is - he then tried to blow the foam off his sauerkraut.
But everyone of you is entitled to all the beer,
sauerkraut and anything else provided today, after your two hard
months of intensive field training at Grafenwoehr."
"As your Commander-in-Chief, I'm now
issuing orders that tomorrow, Monday, all members of this brigade
who participated in the maneuvers will be given an extra day
to full speech