GERMANY: Ike Reports;

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower sent home his first report on the occupation. In 20 pages, it cited the facts & figures of a defeated nation's life.

Economics. Most of the report, written in August, dealt with Germany's desperate economic exhaustion. The details:

¶ Less than 10% of theindustry in the U.S. sector was working.

¶ Mines would produce no coal for house-heating this winter.

¶ The average German diet was one-third below subsistence level.

¶ The pressure of inflation was increasing, revenue from taxes was down, currency volume up.

¶ There was virtually no trade.

Politics. Eisenhower's part...

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