Berlin: Dream of a Bigger Bone

To keep their German shepherds mean, hungry and on the alert for escapees, East German police at the Berlin Wall feed the guard dogs just once every 48 hours. The only trouble with such severe rationing is that the dogs themselves often develop a hankering for a bigger bone in the West. In the past year, at least three have slipped the leash to swim or dash into West Berlin.

Obviously, this revanchist fascist activity had to stop. Last week, as the latest escapee dog paddled his way to freedom across the Spandau ship canal, the Grepos machine-pistoled him down...

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