Veterans - page 2

British Military Liaison Mission --

From the disjointed days after the end of World War II, each of the big four victorious Allies had the right to station military liaison missions in the territories of the others in Occupied Germany. Through skilled negotiators, the British government obtained the rights to the largest of the three Western missions to the Soviet Zone in Potsdam. These open intelligence-gathering operations became critical in keeping the Cold War from turning hot-- and the British experience with working in what became East Germany is today one of the foundations of international weapons inspection and peace-keeping operations. This website offers wonderful insights, including translated GDR documents, on the role and behaviour of the British mission and its reluctant "hosts" in East Germany. Sometimes James Bond, sometimes the Goon Show...

Veterans of the French Forces Berlin --

Honneur à nos fidèles anciens et tous ceux qui nous rejoindront! Prefer to read the Berlin story en Francaise? Now you can click into a website set up to recognize the French contribution to the Allied forces in West Berlin. Their unique point of view always demanded that we think carefully about what we were doing.

French Military Liaison Mission page, Amicale des Anciens de la Mission Militaire Francaise. --

Bienvenue sur le site de la MMFL. And even if you claim that you cannot read French, this site has some of the most enterprising photography seen on the Internet.

 Midpoint of the Cold War

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