Friday, May 05, 2023

First Paragraph

On May 12, 1949, at 12:01 A.M., our trains and trucks, carrying food and coal, crossed the boundaries between the Anglo-American zones and the Soviet Zone en route to Berlin. The steady drone of the airlift planes was still heard overhead. They had broken the Soviet attempt to drive the Western Powers from Berlin by denying them access by land and water. That same morning I flew to Frankfurt to join my British and French colleagues in approving the Basic Law which would bring into being the federal state of West Germany.

- From Decision in Germany by Lucius D. Clay

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