Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Army of Occupation

Like many a civilian business, the U.S. Army is trying to plan its postwar operations. Reports of discussions going on in London last week indicated a change of Army ideas:

Original Allied plans for occupying Germany assigned all eastern Germany to Russia, northwest Germany to Britain, the southwest area to the U.S.

The U.S. now would like to swap, let Britain have the southwest and take Britain's area, which includes the Ruhr, the Rhineland and the North Sea coast. Reason: U.S. supply lines, already stretched across the Atlantic, would be somewhat shortened by access...