WHEN the new owners of the Australian Women's Weekly march into the executive offices of what was once the Packer family’s stable of ACP magazines they will be encouraged to discover a long-standing affinity with the Fatherland. From 1936:
I have been told that a more lenient feeling toward the Jews is growing in Germany, and I certainly heard several Germans regret the persecution of these people.While I was in Germany it was a common sight to see numbers of well-dressed Jews dining in expensive restaurants….….Leaving Germany I took with me the memory of simple-mannered, charming people; of bands of boys and girls in the uniforms of the Hitler Youth singing as they march through the country…
Indeed, such links with the past may even inspire a fresh editorial emphasis.
It may well be, for example, that no miracle diet will ever again be published under any headline but Battle of the Bulge.
A mad Spring Carnival fascinator garnished with colourful strips of satin? Why, that will be known as a Ribbon Trop.
Readers are invited to contribute their own rootin' Teuton innovations in comments.