GERMANY: Not Since Waddington

The goodwill visit of Premier Laval and Foreign Minister Aristide Briand to Berlin—first official German visit of any French statesmen since French Foreign Minister William Henry Waddington * led a French delegation to the Congress of Berlin in 1878—produced but one concrete result last week: It proved that the Government of German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning is powerful enough to provide an enthusiastic welcome for anybody. On the Frenchmen's arrival nobody was allowed near Friedrich Strasse station but policemen and members of the Reichsbanner, organized into cheering sections. Outside the Hotel...

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