THE NATIONS: Stalin's Germans

As the Big Three faced the supreme question—what to do with Germany?—Joseph Stalin had an ace which Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt could only look at and admire. They had nothing like it: a complete organization of German civilians and army officers, known to the German people and ready to move into the conquered Reich if Stalin so wills.

This organization is Moscow's National Committee of Free Germany and its Wehrmacht subsidiary, the Union of German Officers (TIME, Oct. 30). Its German brains probably are such Communist civilians as Wilhelm Pieck and...

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