GERMANY: Approval & Worry

One week after their return from Moscow, the German negotiators were still counting their money and their fingers. One of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's colleagues described in shocked tones the ordeal of dealing with the Russians. "They squeeze you until blood comes from under your fingernails," he said. "They make you feel your position is hopeless. Then, in the last hour, they give you something you want in return for what they wanted in the first place. This happened to the Chancellor, and I cannot think of any German who could have acted...

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