INTERNATIONAL: Surrender Terms

For months the three men had been discussing endlessly in the big room at Lancaster House in London. U.S. Ambassador John Winant, Russian Ambassador Fedor Gusev and Sir William Strang, the three members of the European Advisory Commission, had held scores of meetings, examined hundreds of proposals, dictated thousands of words of notes, memoranda, dispatches. But to the eagerly watching world the three men seemed no nearer than ever to accomplishing their task—the drawing up of surrender terms for defeated Germany. London's well-informed Economist suspected that the Allies had failed to agree on a joint policy for the German armistice....

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