THE ALLIES: Moment of Candor

Halfway through the radio speech in which he explained his decision to run for the presidency, der Alte suddenly lashed out at Britain. "For some time," said Adenauer, "the atmosphere toward Germany in Britain has been, one might almost say, systematically impaired . . . British attacks against De Gaulle, arising from certain differences of opinion, are keeping, I believe, within moderate limits. Only against us Germans and especially against me are these attacks being made ever more strongly."

In London, Harold Macmillan hastily handed down an order forbidding British officials to reply to Adenauer. But the Tory Daily...

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