The 1946 US operation that proved a propaganda coup for Czechoslovakia’s Communists

In 1946 a secret American operation in Czechoslovakia led to major
diplomatic protests. The US authorities had organized a mission aimed at
obtaining hidden Nazi documents from a cache in a forest near Prague.
However, they had not alerted the Czechoslovak authorities or sought
permission – and that led to a real propaganda coup for the country’s
pro-Soviet Communist politicians and press.

Thursday, February 7, 2019