International: Into the Family

All week long in Berlin the desultory brabbling between the Western Powers and the Russians flared, faded, flared again. The light generated there illuminated little save irreconcilable differences. But 350 miles to the west, in the heart of the industrial Ruhr, the flickerings revealed how much closer was a Western German state.

In Düsseldorf, General Sir Brian Robertson, Britain's commander in Germany, addressed himself to the North Rhine-Westphalia Parliament. Cried he: "Come forward determined to make the best of the largest part of your country. . . ." For the foreseeable future, Russian obstruction...

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