West Germany: The Last Weeks

For a while last week, West Germany's election campaign seemed to be revolving around a 16-year-old boy and a man of almost 90.

The boy was Peter Brandt, son of West Berlin's Mayor Willy Brandt, the Social Democratic candidate for the chancellorship. Just as his father was crisscrossing the country on a campaign train in search of voter support, the news broke that Peter had put his signature on a Communist front's petition accusing the U.S. of using poison gas in Viet Nam, and demanding withdrawal of American troops. It caused quite a...

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