EUROPE: The Builders

In Bonn last week, West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer got an urgent message: Charles de Gaulle would like to see him at once. Adenauer objected that he had planned to visit De Gaulle no sooner than September, but De Gaulle insisted. Not even knowing what De Gaulle wanted to talk about, Adenauer grudgingly flew to Paris, paying his fifth visit to De Gaulle since the general came to power in the spring of 1958.

The two men closeted themselves for two days in the elegant presidential chateau at Rambouillet 30 miles outside Paris. Security was so tight that a small...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!