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Kerry Longhurst

West German strategic culture 29 The rising imperatives of rearmament: ‘the requirements’ . . . like undertakers performing an amputation on a corpse. For five years we have been blowing up bunkers, cutting holes in air raid shelters, dismantling factories, silting harbours, banning the production of toy soldiers and pop-guns and re-orienting the German mind. Having stripped Germany of every possibility of defense, the irony of the sudden appeal to the Germans to get in there and defend what we believe in is obvious. It is like mentioning a rope in the home of

in Germany and the use of force