GERMANY: Cologne Evacuated

Hundreds of torches flamed in the great square before the Cathedral of Cologne. Over 100,000 Rhinelanders waited breathlessly for the largest church bell in Europe to toll the hour of midnight, to announce that the last Allied soldier had actually departed from the First Rhineland Occupied Zone. Slowly the great bell teetered on its pivots, causing a faint squeak to be broadcast over the radio to all Germany by the great Koenigswusterhausen Station. Then came the triumphant clang of the clapper itself, followed by the roar of...

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