Unformatted text preview: In 1913 Heisenberg experienced one of the highlights of his youth. Ludwig, the Prince Regent of Bavaria, came to Max-Gymnasium for the dedication of a new building, and Heisenberg's mother had written a poem for the occasion. The 11- year-old Werner was allowed to recite the poem to the prince during the ceremony. Ludwig rewarded the young boy with a pair of cufflinks engraved with the letter "L"–a token that Heisenberg would cherish with pride. When World War I began in August of 1914, many of its participants were enthusiastic. Few of fighting age had experienced the reality of warfare, and many of the participant countries were filled with romanticized images of victory, nationalist vehemence, and feelings of social unity. August Heisenberg, still an officer of the Prussian reserves, was called to active duty. August's political views were strong, and he was not content with called to active duty....
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- Fall '08
- New Building, Werner, quarter soldiers. Shortages, single comprehensive textbook, mere garrison duty., yearold Werner