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Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, 1945
The new U.S. President, Harry S Truman, is shown here with Churchill at the Potsdam Conference (July-August 1945) in Germany. At Potsdam the assembled world leaders agreed on certain measures to be imposed upon the defeated Germans. They also formulated an ultimatum to the Japanese, vowing to destroy their nation unless they surrendered. Other issues, involving the political fate of Eastern Europe, were not resolved. In the middle of the conference, however, the British electorate turned Churchill out of power.

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Copyprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (237)
LC-USZ62-93226


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American Presidents
Image: Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, 1945
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