GERMANY: Life in the Shade

Frank White, chief of TIME'S Bonn Bureau, reported last week from Berlin:

THERE was a time when everybody in West Berlin was a hero. That was during the Russian blockade, when the allies with their airlift and West Berliners with their quiet solidarity and their brave mixture of patience and humor broke the siege and made fools out of the Communists. But day by day, in the four years since, West Berlin has been living under another kind of Communist siege, encirclement and calculated harassment. Nobody finds himself a hero any more. The drip...

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