National Geographic : 1977 Aug
Dudes in Deutschland: Love for things American reveals itself in German fascination with the Wild West. Stores in many cities supply cowboy garb for those ea ger to emulate the rough-and-tum ble heroes of TV and movie screens. At the Texas Cowboy Club in West Berlin, Germans remember the Alamo with cannon salvos and a flag raising (right). Later they'll mosey down to their saloon to greet their ladies, while an ersatz country band pantomimes to a square-dance record.