International: Plan Eclipse

Eleven months after his forces invaded western Europe, Supreme Commander Eisenhower informed the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "Our mission is completed." Then Eisenhower began his next mission: the execution of "Plan Eclipse."

Plan Eclipse was the code name for the occupation and rule of the U.S.'s part of postwar Germany. As announced last week by the War Department, the plan had been worked out in close collaboration with the British. Their own plans, as yet unannounced in detail, probably were similar in method and approach.

The Three Ps. Plan Eclipse has three main functions—political, punitive and propagandists. It was designed for the first,...

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