The European Advisory Commission's first big joba chart for dividing conquered Germany among U.S., British, Russian occupation armieswas practically finished last week. Five months of brainwork in London had produced a tentative, deceptively simple plan:
¶ The Red Army to control everything east of the River Elbe.
¶ The British to administer the area between the Elbe and the Low Countries.
¶The U.S. to run the southern regions, including predominantly Catholic Baden, Wurttemberg, Bavaria.
¶Berlin, perhaps all Austria, to be under a jointly staffed, three-flag occupation.
The Secret Three. Created at the...