Editorial Note

In a letter of December 8, 1948, to General Koenig, not printed, General Clay and General Robertson confirmed that arrangements had been made for the entrance of representatives of the French Military Government into the Combined Coal Control Group. The letter explained that the senior French representative would become a member of the Board of the Coal Control Group with full voting rights. Pending the full fusion of the French Zone with the Bizone, however, the chairmanship of the Board would continue to alternate between the U.S. and U.K. members. This letter was discussed by the Three Western Military Governors at their meeting in Frankfurt on December 16, 1948; regarding that discussion, see the extract from General Clay’s message CC–7108, December 18, from Berlin, page 572.