Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Auwi breaks a leg

February 5, 1915

Prince August Wilhelm, the fourth son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, is recovering "from a double splintered fracture of the lower part of the thigh," reports the Lokal Anzeiger, and dispatched from Amsterdam via London by the Associated Press.

The prince also broke several bones in his foot.  The seriousness of his injury was "disclosed only yesterday" after seeing the results of the X-rays.

He is "recovering slowly," but is allowed to take "short trips in a specially-built motor car."  He suffered the injury in a "motoring accident" last November while "making a military tour.

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