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1945 Potsdam Conference...

Item # 583250

July 17, 1945


* Potsdam Conference (Germany)
* The Big Three meeting
* Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, & Winston Churchill

This 10 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "TRUMAN CALLS ADMIRAL LAND" with subhead: "Urgent Summons Cabled From Potsdam, Sees Berlin Ruins".

Other news of the day including sports advertisements and much on World War II. Small library label on the front page but otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, Germany, from July 16, 1945 to August 2. The participants were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The three nations were represented by Communist Party General Secretary Joseph Stalin, Prime Minister Winston Churchill[1] and later Clement Attlee[2], and President Harry S Truman. The French and the Polish were not invited to participate.

Stalin, Churchill, and Truman—as well as Attlee, who replaced Churchill as Prime Minister[3] after the Labour Party's victory over the Conservatives in the 1945 general election—had gathered to decide how to administer the defeated Nazi Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier, on May 8 (V-E Day). The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of war.

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