GERMANY: The Eleventh Meridian

The Communists had given noisy warning of what might happen if the West German Republic cast its lot with the allies. "The signing of the contractual agreement," blustered East German Premier Otto Grotewohl last month, "will produce in Germany the same conditions that existed in Korea." He added later: "It will bring Germany to the brink of a civil war, and of a new third World War."

Last week, with the contractual agreement signed but not sealed, the Reds were doing their best to make Grotewohl's prediction come true.

Across the heart of Germany,...

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