Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)

Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)

The Allied occupation by the four powers that defeated Nazi Germany resulted in the creation of four major post-war occupation zones in 1945 and the Saar Protectorate (Saarland) in 1947.  The French zone of occupation was not initially allocated by the victorious Allies following the end of World War II in consideration of the historical animosity between the French and Germans.  With the urging of … Continue reading Baden [French Occupation] #5N12 (1947)