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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

Bibliographic note,   pp. XI-XII PDF (683.1 KB)

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Only a small percentage of the total significant documentation on
Germany for the period since 1944 can be presented within a single
volume of this size. Other official publications axe readily available,
however, which may be consulted for additional documentation. The
chief of these is the weekly "Department of State Bulletin," where
documents on all aspects of American foreign policy are to be found.
In book form the entire range of postwar American foreign policy,
through the year 1955, is covered in two general documentary collec-
tions; (1) Senate Document No. 123, 81st Congress, 1st session, "A
Decade of American Foreign Policy: Basic Documents, 1941-49"
(Washington, 1950), and (2) "American Foreign Policy, 1950-1955:
Basic Documents" (Department of State publication 6446; two vol-
umes, 1957).
For detailed documentation of the Yalta decisions on Germany, the
reader should consult "Foreign Relation of the United States: The
Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945" (Department of State publica-
tion 6199; 1955)1 which can be supplemented by the Soviet edition of
Stalin's wartime correspondence with the heads of Government of
the United States and the United Kingdom-issued in English trans-
lation under the title "Stalin's Correspondence with Churchill, Attlee,
Roosevelt and Truman, 1941-1945" (two volumes in one; New York,
Reference may also be made to James F. Byrnes, "Speaking
Frankly" (New York, 1947); Winston S. Churchill, "Triumph and
Tragedy" (Boston, 1953); Lucius D. Clay, "Decision in Germany"
(New York, 1950); John Foster Dulles, "War or Peace" (New York,
1950); Dwight D. Eisenhower, "Crusade in Europe" (Garden City,
1948); Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., "Roosevelt and the Russians: The
Yalta Conference" (New York, 1949); and Harry S. Truman,
"Memoirs" (two volumes; Garden City, 1955-56).
An especially valuable collection of documents on the German
problem for the period 1945-53 was published by the Office of the
United States High Commissioner for Germany, under the title
"Documents on German Unity" (four volumes; Frankfurt, 1951-
1953). Documents for some of these years appear also in the follow-
ing Department of State publications: "The Axis in Defeat" (Depart-
ment of State publication 2423; 1945); "Occupation of Germany:
Policy and Progress" (publication 2783; 1947); and "Germany, 1947-
49: The Story in Documents" (publication 3556; 1950). Materials
on the Berlin blockade appear in "The Berlin Crisis: A Report on
the Moscow Discussions" (Department of State publication 3298;
1948). The Soviet Foreign Ministry also issued a documentary col-
lection on Berlin, entitled "The Soviet Union and the Berlin Question
(Documents) " (Moscow, 1948).
1 Similar volumes are being prepared by the Department of State on the Tehran,
dam, and other wartime conferences.

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