GERMANY: Strength for the West

At war's end Germany's economy was as flat and hashed up as a hamburger, but not nearly so nourishing.

Today the remarkable fact is that Western Germany is pouring out more goods of all kinds than in 1938, the peak year of Göring's arms drive. From the Baltic shores to the rolling green hills of Bavaria, there is a throb and a hum. On the wide, sweeping autobahns there are more cars than ever before in German history. Building of houses is up to America's boom-time rate. Once shattered and chilled by Allied bombs,...

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