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Diary July 17, 1945


Dinner Potsdam Conference
A dinner of the Russian Marshal Rokossovsky during the Potsdam Conference.
Diary for Tuesday, July 17, 1945:

Politics

POTSDAM CONFER­ENCE (‘Terminal’) opens: Churchill, Attlee, Truman and Stalin confer near Berlin.

Sea War

Pacific: First joint US-British carrier strike on Tokyo area (repeated July 18). By night, battleship King George V and 5 US battleships bombard Hitachi works.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Field Marshall Busch, former commander of German Army Group Center in Russia, at military hospital in Notts.; aged 60.
King, Queen and Princess Elizabeth visit Ulster.

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