L/T Files

No. 1032
Report by the European Advisory Commission

Report by the European Advisory Commission to the Governments of the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of the French Republic.

In consequence of a decision of the Crimea Conference announced on the 12th February, 1945,1 whereby the Governments of the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom stated their intention to invite the Provisional Government of the French Republic to participate in the occupation of Germany, the European Advisory Commission has examined the question of delimiting the zone of French occupation in Germany.

The Commission now transmits to the four Governments for their consideration and approval the text of an Agreement2 amending the [Page 1004]Protocol of 12th September, 1944,3 on the zones of occupation in Germany and the administration of “Greater Berlin”. The Commission calls to the attention of the four Governments the fact that Articles 4 and 5 of the present Agreement supersede Articles 1 and 2 of the Agreement of 14th November, 1944,4 between the Governments of the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom regarding Amendments to the Protocol of 12th September, 1944, on the zones of occupation in Germany and the administration of “Greater Berlin”.

In view of the physical conditions prevailing in the area of “Greater Berlin”, the Commission in the drafting of Article 7 of the present Agreement did not attempt to delimit the area in “Greater Berlin” to be occupied by the armed forces of the French Republic. The Commission recommends that the question of the delimitation of the French area in “Greater Berlin”, which will have to be allotted from the American and British areas of “Greater Berlin” as a consequence of the greater destruction in the Soviet area of the City, should be referred to the Control Council in Berlin for consideration.

Representative of the Government of the United States of America on the European Advisory Commission:
John G. Winant

Representative of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the European Advisory Commission:
T. Caкcиh
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Representative of the Government of the United Kingdom on the European Advisory Commission:
Ronald I. Campbell

Representative of the Provisional Government of the French Republic on the European Advisory Commission:
R. Massigli
  1. See document No. 1417, section ii .
  2. For the text of the agreement transmitted with this report, see Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 3071; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, vol. 5, pt. 2, p. 2093.
  3. Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 3071; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, vol. 5, pt. 2, p. 2079; Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 118.
  4. Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 3071; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, vol. 5, pt. 2, p. 2087; Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 121.
  5. G. Saksin.