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Tatoo for Gerhard Schroeder

Hi all
Gerhard Schroeder has just been officialy discharged as chancellor of Germany in a very moving ceremony, a Tatoo or "Zapfenstreich " as the Germans call it. He chose three pieces of music, "Summertime ", " Mack the Knife " and " I did it my way ". The commentator on TV explained the similarity between the British and the German ( Prussish ) military . The ceremony took place in front of the Town Hall in Hannover, his birthplace with full military honours and a regiment of "Bundeswehr" solders with torch bearers and military band.