Helmut Schmidt, chancellor who guided West Germany through turbulent 1970s, dies at age 96

November 10, 2015 1:30 PM

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Helmut Schmidt, chancellor who guided West Germany through turbulent 1970s, dies at age 96

FILE - In this April 2, 2009 file photo former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt makes a gesture during a discussion hosted by the ECB in Frankfurt, central Germany. Helmut Schmidt died Nov. 10, 2015. He was 96. (AP Photo/Daniel Roland, file) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this June 23, 1973 file photo then West Germany's Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt, smokes a pipe as then West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, right, receives files by his assistant Guenther Guillaume - who later was uncovered as an East German spy - during a meeting of the Social Democrati...

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