THE POTSDAM CONFERENCE, JULY-AUGUST 1945

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  • BU 9496
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Photographs
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1945-08-01
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  • object category: Photography
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Clement Attlee with President Truman of the United States and Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union at the Potsdam Conference in Berlin, shortly after winning the British General election in 1945, 1 August 1945. Standing from left to right are Admiral Leahy, Ernest Bevin, J Byrnes and Vyacheslav Molotov.

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The last of the war-time summit conferences was held at Potsdam, outside Berlin from 16 July to 2 August 1945 and the results of the British General Election were announced while it was in session. Churchill and Eden initially headed the British delegation and were accompanied by Attlee who was leader of the opposition at the start of the conference but Prime Minister for the final sessions.

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