GERMANY: Keys of the City

For six days after arriving in Berlin (TIME, July 16), U.S., British and French occupation troops stood outside the door like embarrassed guests. The Russians were not ready to turn over the keys to the city.

On the seventh day, the deadlock over administrative procedure was broken. To a conference hurried Russia's Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the U.S.'s Lieut. General Lucius D. Clay and Britain's Lieut. General Sir Ronald M. Weeks. An official statement said "useful decisions [were] reached in an atmosphere of complete and mutual understanding." Correspondents passed the word along that Marshal...

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