Foreign News: Achtung!

Chancellor Adenauer's well-laid plans for German rearmament also began to go awry. Outside the locked iron gates of Augsburg's Rosenau Stadium last week milled an overflow crowd of some 2,000 men—crutch-borne veterans and draftage youngsters. Derisively they barked the familiar German parade ground orders: Achtung. Vorwarts marsch. Rechts urn, links urn, rechts um." Inside the stadium restaurant, another 1,000 jammed crutch-littered tables, guzzling beer from massive mugs and laughing at the youngsters who mock goose-stepped around in paper hats.

They had gathered to heckle a speech by Theodor Blank—the man who is scheduled to be Defense Minister when West Germany gets an...

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