Foreign News: DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE (1946)

TIME Correspondent John Stanton "was one of the well-guided members of a press party which last week toured the Russian zone of Germany. His report:

After a Russian supper of vodka, cherry brandy, sausages, fried potatoes, more vodka and endless cherry brandy bottoms-up, eight U.S. reporters and their three escorting Russian officers went out walking in Halle. Its streets were lit by a pale moon, traced by the grotesque shadows of bombed buildings. They had not gone a block before the first Germans joined them. By the second block there were 50. By the third every American was walking separately, surrounded by...

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