EUROPE: Awful Blackout

The era of blood and tears and anger had ended. Sooner than any other people who had felt German bombs, Britons felt pity for the defeated enemy. Last week a united House of Commons protested hotly against the continuation of Germany's misery—and against the chaos into which a destitute Germany would drag Europe.

"Shame! Shame!" There was passionate talk of starving German children, of unnecessarily cruel treatment, of the "greatest catastrophe the human race ever experienced." Cried Labor's Michael Foot: "We are protesting against the wanton and deliberate creation of a new sore [in Europe]." Charged Independent Sir Arthur Salter: "If...

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