WESTERN EUROPE: Stratagems & Ambushes

The two strong-willed men of Continental Europe showed the mettle of their leadership last week.

Confrontation. West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer returned from the U.S. to find not only his opposition but leaders in his own coalition loudly complaining that he had given in too much to France on the Saar. Opportunistic Thomas Dehler, who had accepted the Saar accord in Paris on behalf of his right-wing Free Democratic Party, had changed his mind back in Bonn. There were elections soon in Bavaria and Hesse, and political profit to be made by attacking...

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