GERMANY: Regards from the Marshal

Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov was entertaining General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower at a lavish Hohenzollern palace in Potsdam. Sergeant Harold Kempner, a Russian-speaking Philadelphian on the staff of the A.M.G.'s weekly Grooper, crashed the gate and accosted Zhukov.

Mindful of the U.S. Army's eagerness to get home, Kempner asked when the Allied occupation should end. Answered Zhukov: "In less than ten years, if the Germans are cooperative." Any message for U.S. soldiers? Said the Marshal: "Give them my regards."


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