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Reports of fraternisation between Allied soldiers and German girls will be of interest to those who were so critical of local womankind a year or so ago. And perhaps some will feel sympathy for the defeated German soldiery who see their girls stepping out with the conquerors. It seems the German girls are no better than our own. Of course, they have historical justification, for women have always surrendered to the conqueror. Which doubtless in time makes for peace through the fusion of races. How silly this all makes my Lord Vansittart and his followers look. Politicians and rulers make the wars and set the terms of peace; but it is always the people who decide the actual shape of the peace. So to-day the Allied fighting men find not all Germans bad; and that is the first and most important step towards a realistic and hopeful future for Europe, and, thereby, for all of us. GORDON INGHAM.

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FRATERNISATION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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FRATERNISATION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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