COMMUNISTS: The Battle of Salzburg

In some ways, the Soviet repatriation mission in Austria's U.S. zone was a joke. In three years of combing crowded Austrian D.P. camps, it had found only 106 Russians who wanted to return home, and about half of them were Russian D.P.s with jail records for criminal offenses who were ineligible to go anywhere else. The vast majority of the D.P.s wanted to stay west of the Iron Curtain.

But the mission had an unofficial function which U.S. military authorities did not find amusing: espionage in the U.S. zone. U.S. authorities finally found the excuse they had been seeking to send...

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