GERMANY: Ja or Nein

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Three cars, one bearing the black, red and gold pennant of the West German Federal Republic, wound upwards through the vineyards on the east bank of the Rhine. The first car was a Porsche, weighed down by two policemen; the second, a huge Mercedes with two blue spotlights blinking. A smaller Mercedes brought up the rear, and in it, four policemen sat within gripping distance of four submachine guns.

The three cars came to a halt in the village of Rhöndorf, across the Rhine from Bonn. While they waited, a tall old...

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