Posted By: OldCzech ( ) on board 'CZhistory' Title: BERLIN BLOCKADE Date: Thu Jul 07 17:47:37 1998 WWW-Info: posted from 207-172-56-90.s90.tnt12.ann.erols.com (22.214.171.124) (DEMIURG) There are absolutely no indications anywhere that there was a quid pro quo. Under Clinton administration (see present situation) I might tend to suspect - but with pres. Truman, no. One of the few presidents who was not bribable. As for the boosting up the Berlin occupational armies - the numbers were increased right after the end of the blockade, and as I pointed out previously, started to be trained in combat in "built up terrain", a procedure which lasted practically to the end of the Soviet occupation. For the second theory I was unable to find a hint of confirmation anywhere - that is obviously a pure rumor.
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