It was the last week of the German election campaign. "Don't worry," said Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, "I am not going to let myself be De Gasperized."

To prove it, the 77-year-old Chancellor, whom Germans call simply Der Alte ("The Old One") pressed his one-man campaign into every nook & cranny of West Germany. He invaded the Socialist strongholds of Hamburg and Kiel, drawing bigger crowds than his opponents. Over and over again, he drove home one lofty theme: "See to it, my friends, that a united Europe comes to pass, that Europe remains Christian, and that through this, in peace...

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