GERMANY: Bracht & Bullets

"Shoot to kill!" was the staccato order to Berlin police last week to break a streetcar & bus strike which had given millions of Berliners healthy exercise for four days.

Just whom the police were to shoot & kill was not stated by blunt, beefy Dr. Franz Bracht, the grim Federal Commissioner for the State of Prussia who gave the orders. Just about the time Dr. Bracht boomed "Shoot to kill!" the Berlin Traffic Co. notified 1,000 of its 22,000 striking employes that they are definitely fired and will...

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