There then arose the question of a profession. For, much as Helmuth loved the country, he did not want to spend his life as a farmer. The army, in which so many of his family had served, would have had no appeal to him even if the Versailles limitation on its size had not made entry difficult. He therefore decided on the legal course which in Germany, as in so many other countries except Britain, was and indeed is the standard training for those wanting to enter public life; in Helmuth’s case the goal was definitely politics.
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