GERMANY: Railroading I

A Berlin-bound freight train puffed out of Frankfurt, loaded with meats and grains. The story of what happened to it is the story of zonal government in Germany.

Seven days later, the U.S. quarter master at Berlin asked the U.S. quarter master at Frankfurt why the train had not arrived. Frankfurt passed the query on to British headquarters at Lüneburg. Inch by slow inch, yards of red tape unwound. Five days later came the report: the train had passed promptly through the British zone.

Next the Russians were approached. Red Army transport men tracked the train to Magdeburg, where a German dispatcher...

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