West Germany: Attack & Counter

West Germany's Christian Democrats are plainly getting worried about the popularity of West Berlin's fiery Socialist Mayor Willy Brandt, who will be Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's principal opponent in next September's national election. With his record of standing up to the Russians in Berlin, Brandt is invulnerable to the usual charge that German Socialists are "soft" on Communism. So Christian Democrats are attacking Brandt on other grounds-charging that during World War II, Willy Brandt was "anti-German," even fought against Germans in the Norwegian army.

A right-wing newspaper, the Neue Presse of Passau, added a few more accusations—that Brandt fought with the International...

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