Perhaps I can add the following rider to Chris Nixon’s letter concerning the `Dreyfus Affair’.
Viewed through modem eyes, Huhnlein may cut a ridiculous figure in his uniform. He may also have been a Hitler puppet; a lot of people were in those days. However, almost 20 years ago, I spent some hours with the late George Monkhouse at his home, and I questioned him about Huhnlein. I remember him saying, “Oh, he was a nice chap with a good sense of humour. He also had a couple of stunning daughters.”
Anyone who had to put up with Rosemeyer’s pranks would have needed a good sense of humour.
I am, Yours etc, Tom Haynes, Ockley, Surrey