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Images - Allied Policies, 1944-1955
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1.   The Casablanca Conference (January 14-26, 1943)
Joseph Stalin explained his absence at the Allied war conference in Casablanca in early 1943 by saying that he was "unavailable" because of the fighting around Stalingrad. In actuality, however,....
The Casablanca Conference (January 14-26, 1943)
2.   The Yalta (Crimea) Conference (February 1, 1945)
From February 4-11, 1945, the Big Three came together for their second summit conference, which was held in Yalta....
The Yalta (Crimea) Conference (February 1, 1945)
3.   Soviet and American Officers Meet (1945)
To clearly demarcate the front lines and avoid negative incidents during encounters between Soviet and American troops, General Eisenhower sent Stalin a telegram on March 28, 1945, informing him....
Soviet and American Officers Meet (1945)
4.   "Regarding the Defeat of Germany" – The Allied Commanders-in-Chief in Berlin (June 5, 1945)
After the German surrender, the four victorious powers assumed supreme governmental control in Germany through the "Declaration regarding the Defeat of Germany," signed and proclaimed by the commanders....
5.   Preparing for a Victory Parade (c. June 1945)
In the middle of April 1945, the Red Army launched a massive offensive against the German capital of Berlin. Starting on April 25, the city was sealed off. On May 2, 1945, after the suicide of Adolf....
Preparing for a Victory Parade (c. June 1945)
6.   Potsdam Conference (July 17-August 2, 1945)
The Potsdam Conference defined the framework for the Allied occupation of Germany. The summation of the protocols....
Potsdam Conference (July 17-August 2, 1945)
7.   Sweets from American Soldiers (1945)
During the march into Germany in 1945, American soldiers were often reserved in their dealings with German adults, mainly due to uncertainty about their complicity in Nazi crimes. With German children,....
Sweets from American Soldiers (1945)
8.   German Lessons for the American Military Police (1947)
To better communicate with the German population, members of the American military police learned basic German phrases for use in everyday situations ("Where is a doctor?" and "Please show me your....
German Lessons for the American Military Police (1947)
9.   General Lucius D. Clay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1947)
On March 15, 1947, General McNarney's former deputy, Lucius Dubignon Clay (foreground), was appointed to succeed him as supreme commander of U.S. forces in Europe and military governor of the American....
General Lucius D. Clay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1947)
10.   A Meeting of the Allied Control Council in Berlin (1947)
The Allied Control Council began to meet informally on July 30, 1945; it officially commenced its work as the supreme governmental, supervisory, and administrative body in Germany a month later,....
A Meeting of the Allied Control Council in Berlin (1947)
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