International: The Puzzle of Podmokly

Had the atomic armaments race begun? In Moscow a writer for The New Times declared that reactionary forces in the U.S. were bent on "blackmailing humanity" by trying to keep the atomic bomb a U.S. property.

From western Czechoslovakia, where the Elbe river bursts through the Sudeten mountains into the flat meadow lands bordering Germany, came a different story.

Nestled in the mountains six miles from Podmokly was a vast underground factory, the Weser Works. In the first three months of liberation the Weser Works were quiet, deserted. Now they hummed with hidden activity....

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