Foreign News: THE SAAR

THE Saar, the troublesome little territory that almost wrecked all the European agreements last week, is well worth a quarrel. A place of rolling green hills laced with gritty factories, it is the most heavily populated area in Europe, with nearly 1,000,000 inhabitants in its 900 square miles. The vast majority are Germans; they drink beer, not wine, and French is seldom heard. But France has an appeal to Saarlanders too: an appeal to the pocketbook.

Ruled for early centuries by obscure princes, the Saar has been fought over by Germany and France for the past two centuries. German since 1915, it...

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