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September 18, 2010


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West Germany, August, 1962: Enjoying life as a private citizen after many years in the military and eight years as president, Dwight D. Eisenhower catches up on the news during a train ride through the Ruhr Valley to Cologne. "Ike" and his wife, Mamie, were greeted by throngs of cheering people in the country whose World War II defeat had been engineered in great part by then-General Eisenhower. When they arrived in Cologne, the Eisenhowers were greeted by West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer; they later continued on to France, England and Ireland.