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In the middle of the troubled desert that is Europe today, a scene like a mirage confronts the traveler thirsty for freedom, hope and a decent glass of beer. An hour and a half by plane from pinched and drawn London, a day by train from harrowed, hungry Berlin, he suddenly finds freedom, hope and a very decent glass of rich, light beer—the biggest glass of beer in Europe for 15¢.

He also finds steaks, Nylons, chocolates, cigars, soap, butter, evening gowns, whipped cream. He finds everything, including champagne (to stimulate...

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