Diary August 2, 1945

Attlee, Truman, Stalin at Potsdam
From Hitler‘s major opponents finally only Stalin (right) remains on the Potsdam Conference. Roosevelt had died before the wars end and Churchill was voted out in July 1945. They are replaced by Truman (center) and the British Labour leader Attlee (left).
Diary for Thursday, August 2, 1945:


Attlee, Truman and Stalin agree at Potsdam to place sharp curbs on German industrial power; USSR to annex East Prussia and Poland to take over large segment of East Germany.

Home Fronts

Italy: Death of Pietro Mascagni, composer of Cavalleria Rusticana, aged 81.
Britain: King George VI receives President Truman aboard HMS Renown at Plymouth.

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