National Geographic : 1937 Feb
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien CROWDS OF CURIOUS BERLINERS COME, AWHEEL AND AFOOT, TO SEE THE "OLYMPIC FIRE"AND FLAGS OF COMPETING NATIONS In the vessel burns the symbolic flame brought to Berlin in 1936 from Greece, ancient home of the Olympic Games, bysome 2,900 athletes, running in relays. Greece's colors are first (left), Germany's last. The building is the Schloss, or Palace, where Kaiser William IIgave the orders for war in 1914. Flags of many former combatants may be identified here (see "Flags of the World," National Geographic Magazine, September, 1934).