International: Six Angels & One Rabbit

Now that the U.S., Russia and Britain no longer had a common enemy, they clearly could not continue at the high level of teamwork that had sped the military disintegration of Germany. As a mattr of fact, working out the problem of a certain flight of stairs at Potsdam—where British bombers had blasted a way for Russian foot soldiers—proved harder than the most complicated of joint military operations.

The stairs were in the Hohenzollerns' last architectural effort—the Cecilienhof, a Tudor manor constructed in 1913-17 for the Crown Prince. In a graceful sweep, the stairs...

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