GERMANY: Rearming, with Provisos

All over West Germany, people tuned in. Red-handed kitchenmaids hurried through with the morning dishes so as to catch the 9:30 openings of the sessions—the radio carried every word spoken from West Germany's Bundestag. Over the two days it was probably the most closely followed debate in German history. The victors, who seven years ago vowed to keep Germany disarmed, were now urging her to take up arms. The debate quickly got down to what price the Germans could extract for obliging.

Pleas & Warnings. As he mounted the rostrum and waited for the jingle of the little long-handled silver...

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