International: THE UNDEFEATED

TIME Editor Joseph Purtell last week completed a tour of southern and western Germany. One of his assignments: to find out what had really happened, or had not happened, to German industry. His report:

The great cities of Germany are dead. When you first see Cologne, you think that no other city could be smashed into such rubble and crazy, fire-blackened walls. When you see Dusseldorf, you decide that it must be the worst; but Essen changes your mind, until you see Nurnberg. Then you know that they have all been so horribly shattered by air power that the question of whether...

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