672 Steinbach Nutcracker Count Luckner
In the period between the two world
wars an old sea dog by the name of Felix Count von Luckner was very
popular both in the U.S.A. and among the youth of Germany where he
captivated his listeners with tales of the sea. He was one of the last
great sailing ship seamen and became famous as commander of the
auxiliary cruiser “Seeadler” which towed home a number of captured
ships after breaking through the English blockade.
Like many seamen he didn’t come from
the Waterkant but from Dresden, which was the capital of the kingdom of
Saxony at that time. Due to this, perhaps he had a little of August the
Strong’s blood in him. For entertainment at parties he used to tear
thick telephone books in half before the eyes of amazed observers.
Admittedly he didn’t manage the telephone itself but now we could use
the old count nowadays when the eternal ringing sometimes gets on our
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