194. Kaiser Wilhelm

Kaiser Wilhelm had long set his eyes on England, the glorious isle his ancestors had coveted for centuries. And with his military prowess growing by the minute, embellished by the outlandish steam-age contraptions of Count Von Zeppelin, conquest was closer at hand than ever.

The one thing that kept the Kaiser from invading immediately was the acerbic English wit.



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18 thoughts on “194. Kaiser Wilhelm

  1. Bruce Goodman says:

    Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld came often – I mean pretty close – to conquering England. A clever well-written piece once again!

  2. zookyworld says:

    Brilliant! The acerbic British wit won the war before anyone got hurt. Well, maybe Kaiser Wilhelm’s ego got bruised a little.

  3. lucasgoon says:

    Nice clever wordplay there. 😀

  4. I really enjoyed this clever story, Dieter. I’m in awe of your ability with words.

  5. It’s what we pride ourselves on! This is a great little story, very well written!

  6. You spelled majestic* wrong at the end, but I LOVED the story. Especially the anagram parts 🙂

  7. Looks like you had fun with this one.

  8. kellygrow says:

    How funny! 😀 I wish I could do what Hans Spitzel-Kundschafter does

  9. So no German has been able to conquer England because…their ego is too big? Nice one 😉 I liked it a lot.

  10. Saila Namai says:


  11. umanbn says:

    Ha Ha, I liked that…and maybe it’s really true!

  12. […] ‘historical’ tale about the heroism of anagrams preventing an invasion of Britain? Or a modern story about parents grappling with their […]

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