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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)

Agreement on control machinery in Germany, November 14, 1944,   pp. 5-8 PDF (1.4 MB)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-5 9
4. At the end of the description of the North-Western part of
"Greater Berlin" given in paragraph 2 of the above-mentioned Pro-
tocol, insert the following words:-
"the United Kingdom"
5. At the end of the description of the Southern part of "Greater
Berlin" given in paragraph 2 of the above-mentioned Protocol, insert
the following words
"the United States of America"
6. In the English text of the sub-paragraph in paragraph 2 of the
above-mentioned Protocol beginning with the words "The frontiers
of States (Linder) and Provinces," the words "descriptions to the
zones" will read "descriptions of the zones."
The above text of the Agreement regarding Amendments to the
Protocol of 12th September, 1944, between the Governments of the
United States of America, the United Kindom 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 the 14th November, 1944.
For the Representative  Representative of the  Representative of the
of the Government of   Government of the     Government of the
the United States of   United Kingdom  on    Union of Soviet So-
America on the Euro-  the European Advi-     cialist Republics on
pean Advisory Com-    sory Commission:      the European Advi-
mission:                                     sory Commission:
PHILIP E. MosmmY       WILLIAM STRANG          H T GousEv
LANCASTER HOUSE,
LONDON, S. W. 1.
14th Nov"ember, 1944.
Agreement on Control Machinery in Germany, November 14,1944'
Thlhe Governments of the United States of America, the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics have reached the following Agreement with
regard to the organisation of the Allied control machinery in Ger-
many in the period during which Germany will be carrying out the
basic requirements of unconditional surrender:-
ARTICLE 1.
Supreme authority in Germany will be exercised, on instructions
from their respective Governments, by the Commanders-in-Chief of
the armed forces of the United States of America, the United King-
1 Treaties and Other International Acts Series 3070. Approved by the United
States on
January 24, 1945; the Soviet Union, February 6, 1945; and the United Kingdom,
December
5, 1944. This agreement was amended May 1, 1945 to provide for the participation
of
France (see infra).
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