George Walden

Helmut Schmidt, 1918 – 2015: Germany’s man of balance

Helmut Schmidt, who served as West German Chancellor from 1974 to 1982, has died aged 96. The following review by George Walden of a book about Schmidt by Jonathan Carr was published in The Spectator on 2 February 1985.  On a visit to the German Chancellery in Bonn, I remember once admiring the collection of paintings