Foreign News: Report from Munich

Four years ago the U.S. Seventh Army rolled triumphantly into Munich. Last week, from the city that was Naziism's birthplace and shrine, TIME Correspondent Emmet Hughes cabled:

Bavaria's countryside, its soft-rolling hills and gabled farmhouses blanketed by late snow, looked as snug and changeless as ever. Only at a few points along main roads did little, neatly painted buildings strike an odd note: U.S. snack bars, complete with hamburger, jukebox and all the refined necessities of American life. They reminded you that this is, in a sense, America's Bavaria.

The country's soft air of...

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