International: The Blueshirts

For eight hours last Sunday, down Berlin's famed Unter den Linden, where Hitler's brownshirts once goose-stepped, marched 1,000,000 blueshirts, aged six to 26. They were dictator's zealots of a new age. For sheer size and fanaticism, their "peace parade" was impressive. But there were signs that Communism's World Youth Festival was not all it was meant to be. Food supplies were badly fouled up. A Red commissary officer was jailed for allowing 380 tons of meat to rot. East Germany's overburdened transport system broke down, stranded thousands of blueshirts en route to Berlin. And though East German police barred 165 East-West...

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