Berlin: The Bus Ruckus

In Berlin last week, the U.S. had a lot more trouble with its Allies than with the Russians.

Fortnight ago, when the U.S. told the Russians that they could no longer use Checkpoint Charlie as the crossing point for their daily convoy to the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin, the Reds meekly shifted the procession to the shorter route across Sandkrug Bridge in the British sector. Same day, at a meeting of Allied commanders, U.S. Major General Albert Watson proposed that the Russians be instructed to return to using buses instead of the formidable, six-wheeled armored cars that had...

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