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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, July 26, 1945,   pp. 21-24 PDF (1.5 MB)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-59
Amending Agreement on Zones of Occupation and Administration
of the "Greater Berlin" Area, July 26, 19451
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE UNION OF SOVIET
SOCIALIST REPUBLICS AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
AND THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE
FRENCH REPUBLIC REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO
THE PROTOCOL OF 12TH SEPTEMBER, 1944, ON THE
ZONES OF OCCUPATION IN GERMANY AND THE AD-
MINISTRATION OF "GREATER BERLIN".
The Governments of the United States of America, the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom having, pursuant
to the decision of the Crimea Conference announced on 12th February,
1945, invited the Provisional Government of the French Republic to
take part in the occupation of Germany,
the Governments of the United States of America, the Union of
Soviet Socialist. Republics and the United Kingdom and the Pro-
visional Government of the French Republic have agreed to amend
and to supplement the Protocol of 12th September, 1944, between
the Governmnents of the United States of America, the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom on the zones
of occupation in Germany and the administration of "Greater
Berlin",
and have reached the following agreement:
1. In the Preamble of the Protocol of 12th September, 1944, add
the words "and the Provisional Government of the French Repub-
lic" in the enumeration of the participating Governments.
2. In Article 1 of the above-mentioned Protocol, substitute
"four" for "three" in the words "three zones",
"three Powers" and
"three Powers".
3. In the first paragraph of Article 2 of the above-mentioned
Protocol, add "and the French Republic" in the enumeration of
the participating Powers; substitute "four" for "three"
in the
words "three zones" and "three zones
4. In place of the description of the North-Western Zone given
in Article 2 of the above-mentioned Protocol, the description of
the North-Western Zone will read as follows;
"North-Western (United Kingdom) Zone (a8 shown on the
annexed mrap "D").
The territory of Germany situated to west of the line de-
fined in the description of the Eastern (Soviet) Zone, and
bounded on the south by a line drawn from the point where
the frontier between the Prussian provinces of Hanover and
Hessen-Naussau meets the western frontier of the Prussian
province of Saxony; thence along the southern frontier of
'Treaties and Other International Acts Series 3071. This agreement 'was approved
by
the United States on July 29, 1945; the United Kingdom, August 2, 1945,;
France, August
7, 1945; and the Soviet Union, August 13, 1945. See also protocol of September
12, 1944
(supra) and amendment of November 14, 1944 (supra),.
40109-59-3
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