Behind enemy lines in East Germany with a US Military Liaison Mission driver Part 2 (185)

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We return to the 2nd part of Tom Favia’s story with the US Military Liaison Mission which the Soviet Union permitted to operate in East Germany, ostensibly for monitoring and furthering better relationships between the Soviet and Western occupation forces. The British & French also had missions as did the Soviets in West Germany.
Part 1 is here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode183/

As you would expect there are some incredible incidents that Tom shares with us including one with a drunk Soviet Major who tries to defect. Tom was with USMLM when the Wall opened in Nov 1989 and describes the uncertainty of the time with Soviet soldiers selling parts of tanks and munitions.

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I am delighted to welcome back Tom Favia to our Cold War conversation…

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