Posted by Tali Urulu III, Research Assitant to Klaus Werner Immerschreiben on May 26, 2000 at 00:44:58:
In Reply to: In addition to an unfortunate number of dead links, Footnote #9.. posted by The Captain on May 24, 2000 at 19:52:26:
have provided clues which may resolve mysteries perplexing historians in the Seiber Islands for over 50 years. Records of the Seiber Islands Schützenverein ("Shooting Association") reveal that in 1940 a certain "Lt Nemo" was the Schützenkönig ("Champion Shot") of its annual competition. Interviews with witnesses at the competition reveal than this "Lt Nemo" was an American naval officer who participated in the event as the guest of Quinton McHale, a member of the Schützenverein.
In the tradition of the Grand Duchy of Wotanberg (see http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/tge/gdf.htm) which had been transplanted to the Seiber Islands, the Schützenkönig serves as the honorary Colonel of the Seiber Rifles for the year following the competition, and is commonly referred to as the "King of the Seiber Rifles" for that period.
(I am chagrined to admit that I never made the connection between this honorific title and that of the book "King of the Khyber Rifles. Gosh, I never even made the connection between "Seiber Rifles" and "Khyber Rifles" in all these years.)
Another fact revealed by witnesses at the 1940 competition of the Seiber Islands Schützenverein was that, despite his protestations that his weapon of choice was a broom handle Mauser, "Lt Nemo" demonstrated an uncanny familiarity and skill with the British Lee Enfield rifle used in the competition. Yet another fact revealed by these witnesses is that at the closing ceremonies for the 1940 competition, "Lt Nemo" was presented with a new broom handle Mauser by the Naval Attache to the German Consul in the Seiber Islands–one Leutnant zur See Siegfried Skorzeny-- whom the good "Lt Nemo" had barely edged out in the final round.
I must also add that the Captain's comments have shamed the Seiber Cyberspace-Defence Battery into correcting their "contributions" to the Seiber Island Historical Journal.
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