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Tehran Conference...



Item # 666097

December 6, 1943

DAILY NEWS, Los Angeles, December 6, 1943 

* Tehran Conference in Iran 
* Franklin D. Roosevelt - Winston Churchill - Joseph Stalin
 

The bold banner headline above the masthead announces: "MAP 2ND FRONT" with subheads and photo of the "Big 3". (see) Coverage on the Tehran Conference meeting between the big three powers in Iran.
Thirty-six pages, larger tabloid size measuring 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, archival mending along the central fold on page 2, light toning, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Tehran Conference (codenamed Eureka) was the meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill between November 28 and December 1, 1943, most of which was held at the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the first World War II conference amongst the Big Three (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom) in which Stalin was present. It succeeded the Cairo Conference and was followed by the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference. The chief discussion was centered on the opening of a second front in Western Europe. At the same time a separate protocol pledged the three countries to recognize Iran's independence:

"The Three Governments realize that the war has caused special economic difficulties for Iran, and they are agreed that they will continue to make available to the Government of Iran such economic assistance as may be possible, having regard to the heavy demands made upon them by their world-wide military operations, and to the world-wide shortage of transport, raw materials, and supplies for civilian consumption." (Declaration of the Three Powers Regarding Iran—December 1, 1943)

The central aim of the conference was to plan the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its allies.

Category: World War II

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