From International Socialist Review, Vol.21 No.1, Winter 1960, p.12.
Transcription & mark-up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
What has happened to “the once boasted internationalism” of the socialists of the Second International “was graphically illustrated by an incident which took place while the delegates to the Hamburg meeting (this summer) were on a steamboat excursion. To honor their distinguished guests, the orchestra played the Internationale. The delegates began to sing, but it became embarrassingly obvious after the first few bars that they had forgotten the words,” writes David C. Williams in The Progressive, November 1959.
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