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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Amending agreement on zones of occupation and administration of the "Greater Berlin" area, November 14, 1944,   pp. 3-5 PDF (1.1 MB)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-59
4. Each of the three Powers may, at its discretion, include
among the forces assigned to occupation duties under the com-
mand of its Commander-in-Chief, auxiliary contingents from the
forces of any other Allied Power which has participated in mili-
tary operations against Germany.
5. An Inter-Allied Governing Authority (Komendatura) con-
sisting of three Commandants, appointed by their respective Com-
manders-in-Chief, will be established to direct jointly the admin-
istration of the "Greater Berlin" Area.
6. This Protocol has been drawn up in triplicate in the English
and Russian languages. Both texts are authentic. The Protocol
will come into force on the signature by Germany of the Instru-
ment of Unconditional Surrender.
The above text of the Protocol between the Governments of the
United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics, on the zones of occupation in Germany
and the administration of "Greater Berlin" has been prepared and
unanimously adopted by the European Advisory Commission at a
meeting held on 12th September, 1944, with the exception of the al-
location of the North-Western and South-Western zones of occupa-
tion in Germany and the North-Western and Southern parts of
"Greater Berlin, which requires further consideration and joint
agreement by the Governments of the U.S.A., U.K. and U.S.S.R.
Representative of the  Representative of the  Representative of the
Government of the     Government of the    Government of the
U.S.A. on the Euro.   U.K. on the Euro-    U.S.S.R. on the Euro-
pean Advisory Com-    pean Advisory Com-    pean Advisory Com-
mission:              mission:              mission:
J. G. Winant           W. Strang            F. T. Gousev
JOHN G. WINANT        WILLIAM STRANG          F T Gousiv
LANCASTER HOUSE,
LONDON, S.W. 1.
12th Septemblher, 1944.
Amending Agreement on Zones of Occupation and Administration
of the "Greater Berlin" Area, November 14, 1944 1
AGREEMENT REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO THE PRO-
TOCAL OF 12TH SEPTEMBER, 1944, BETWEEN THE
GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNION OF SOVIET
SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON THE ZONES OF OCCUPA-
TION IN GERMANY AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF
"GREATER BERLIN".
I. In place of the description of the North-Western Zone given in
paragraph 2 of the above-mentioned Protocol, the description of the
North-Western Zone will read as follows:-
" Treaties and Other International Acts Series 3071. This agreement,
which amended
the protocol of September 12, 1944 (supra), was approved by the United Kingdom
on
December 5, 1944; the United States, February 2, 1945: and the Soviet Union,
February 6,
1945. In accordance with the Yalta Agreement (infraj the protocol was further
amended
on July 2,6, 194,5 to, provide for French occupation zones, both in Germany
and in Greater
Berlin (inira).


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