International: The Long Road

Four weeks after V-E day, General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery had finally headed for Berlin. There they would sit down with Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, their opposite number from the Red Army, and open the long delayed first meeting of the Allied Control Commission.

These men would soon prove whether the wartime Allies could ally themselves in a concerted policy for governing Germany. Perhaps the military men, with their great sense of the practical and possible, might succeed where political minds so far had failed.

One-Way Traffic. Before the Commission's members could proceed with...

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