Editorial Note

During January and February 1949 a Committee on Trizonal Fusion within the Department of State met and prepared papers on various aspects of merging the three Western zones of Germany. This committee, composed of officers from CE, O, L, FN, and ED, prepared seventeen series of papers, all indicated by the prefix CTF D. None of these papers is printed in this volume, but a complete set exists in file 740.00119 Control (Germany)/8–1749, Bulky.