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Posted by Gary on 16/7/2018, 21:46:26User logged in as Gary
I am reading the very interesting diary of William Dodd, US ambassador to Germany from 1933-37. It's not a royalty book, but it is interesting to note how often royalty and the nobility come up. It is especially interesting that even after the accession of Hitler (I am only up to 1934), restoration of the (national) monarchy seems to have been generally considered a real possibility, either under a Hohenzollern, probably but not necessarily Louis Ferdinand, or perhaps under the "Duke [sic] of Hesse."
My question, though, has to do with occasional off-hand references to men making a "Prussian bow." He contrasts this with the more "easy going" British or American bow. Does anyone have any idea what he means? Was it just crisper? Perhaps deeper?