Diplomacy: New Talk About a Walk

West Germany renews interest in a disavowed missile compromise

Half the women were draped in body-length black cloth, the other half in white. Some of them carried hand-made crosses, others beat drums and pounded 10-ft.-tall bamboo poles in time with their slow march. The 150 women, who had walked more than 200 miles from Dortmund, West Germany, led a 1,000-strong parade near NATO's Brussels headquarters last Saturday to mark the 38th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. But many of their banners also bore slogans that reflected a more immediate concern: FOR A EUROPE FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NO PERSHING IIS....

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