Cold War: Abel for Powers

It was a cold, cloudy morning in Berlin. Just before 8 o'clock, five blue-grey German-made sedans pulled up at the western end of Glienicker Brücke. the steel-trussed bridge that spans the sleepy Havel River between the U.S. zone and Communist territory. A group of 20 American military men and civilians got out and waited. Five minutes later, other cars approached the bridge from the Communist side. Their occupants emerged and stood talking. Finally, two men detached themselves from the opposing groups and walked across the white stripe, in the center of the bridge, that marks the boundary between West...

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