Foreign News: Veronica Town

Wherever G.I.s were stationed the story was the same. They had money, the Germans needed it; prices soared and the black market and prostitutes flourished. But when the Berlin airlift brought 8,000 U.S. pilots and enlisted airmen to former Luftwaffe airfields in the neighborhood of the quiet old town of Celle (pop. 33,000), the city council was deeply shocked by changes in Celle's way of life.

A picturebook town with medieval houses and a ducal castle, Celle is about 20 miles from Hannover. It had kept its traditions even through the Third Reich. With the coming of the airlift, Celle's burghers...

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