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11-10-1977 Schmidt Hopeful on Terrorist Hunt (NY Times)

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11-7-1977 West Germany Tightens Security Near Its Airports (NY Times)

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11-3-1977 Three Guerrillas Hinted of Suicide (Reuters)

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10-26-1977 Germany Faces Tough Task in Controlling Terrorism Editorial (AP)

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10-24-1977 We’ve Won! Terrorists Exulted Just Before They Died (AP)

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10-24-1977 Violence Provokes Wide Debate in West German Society (NY Times)

PDF: 10-24-1977 Violence Provokes Wide Debate in West German Society (NY Times)

10-24-1977 French Track Terrorists; attacks continue (AP)

PDF: 10-24-1977 French Track Terrorists; attacks continue (AP)

10-20-1977 Kidnapped German Business Leader is Found Slain (AP)

PDF: 10-20-1977 Kidnapped German Business Leader is Found Slain (AP)

10-19-1977 Revenge Killing Reported (AP)

PDF: 10-19-1977 Revenge Killing Reported (AP)

GSG-9

Grenzschutzgruppe 9 or Border Guard Group 9 The GSG-9 is Germany’s anti-terrorist commando group. Despite West Germany suffering from dozens of home-grown terrorist actions during the first three years of the 1970s, the GSG-9 did not come into being because of native terrorists. Rather, the GSG-9 was created in response to the Munich Olympic massacre [read all]

German Autumn

Deutscher Herbst “The German Autumn” was the name given to the 44 days in the fall of 1977 when all of Germany was gripped in a terrorist crisis. It began on September 5, when the industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer was kidnapped in Cologne by the Red Army Faction. For the next month and a half, his kidnappers attempted to secure the [read all]