GERMANY: The Right to Rearm

Realistic Germans, east and west, expected nothing from Berlin. But the fact of Berlin hurt just the same: for indefinite years to come, Germany must live a cripple, with the Iron Curtain across its middle and the Soviet army astride its back. "We feel that we are in a long, dark tunnel," said one German. "We had wanted to see some light ahead . . ."

To dispel the gloom and to stiffen his countrymen's resolution to achieve prosperity and independence, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer gathered together six Cabinet ministers and made a...

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