GERMANY: Honk, Honk, Honk

"Two nights ago I was in Berlin and the blackout there was one hundred percent, really pitch black," reported a neutral diplomat who last week arrived in Paris. "By comparison with Berlin, what the French call a 'blackout' has left Paris still La Ville Lumière (the City of Light)."

To keep from bumping into each other on the sidewalks at night, Berliners, harried by police who pounce on anyone striking a match, last week were rattling canes on the pavements or imitating old-time auto horns with guttural cries of "Honk, honk, honk!"


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