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The three powers meeting, Germany’s fate decided at Crimea Conference

Description of film

This short sequence is essentially a photo opportunity for the leaders at the Yalta Conference. The three leaders enter the courtyard and sit down together. It seems there is much cheerful chat between them. Roosevelt's ill health is clearly evident.

Context

Towards the end of the war the leaders of the Big Three powers Churchill (Britain), Roosevelt (USA) and Stalin (USSR) met in Teheran in 1943 and then here in Yalta in February 1945. Their aim was to discuss what would happen to Europe once the conflict was over.

Interesting or important points about the film

Clearly, the film is trying to convey the sense of unity and friendship between the Big Three. However, we know that behind the scenes it was not always so friendly. By the time the Big Three next met, Roosevelt had died and was replaced by Truman and Churchill faced possible electoral defeat at home.

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Further information
CategoryPost-war to Present Day
Sub categoryCold War
FilmThe three powers meeting, Germany’s fate decided at Crimea Conference
SourceITN Source
ProducerBritish Gaumont Newsreel
Year1945
Date15/02/1945
Length0:38