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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States. Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945
(1945)

III. The Yalta Conference,   pp. [547]-996 PDF (155.3 MB)


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MINUTES AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
  THE PRESTDENT then said that he understood the tripartite zones
in regard to occupation of Germany were already agreed upon, to
which Marshal Stalin appeared to agree, but he went on to say that
one outstanding question was that of a French zone of occupation.
The President said he had had a good deal of trouble with the British
in regard to zones of occupation. He said that he would of [have]
preferred to have the northwest zone which would be independent of
communications through France, but the British seemed to think
that the Americans should restore order in France and then return
political control to the British.
  MARSHAL STALIN inquired whether the President thought France
should have a zone of occupation, and for what reason.
  THE PRESIDENT said he thought it was not a bad idea, but he added
that it was only out of kindness.
  Both MARSHAL STALIN and MR. MOLOTOV spoke up vigorously
and said that would be the only reason to give France a zone. Marshal
Stalin said that question would have to be considered further here at
Yalta.
  As it was When three minutes to five, the President suggested that
they proceed to the conference room where the military staffs were
gathered.'
  ' The Log (ante, p. 552) indicates that the President met with Hopkins,
Matthews,
and Bohlen at 4: 30 p. m. on February 4. No record of such a meeting has
been
found, and there is no other evidence to indicate that such a meeting actually
took place.
FIRST PLENARY MEETING, FEBRUARY 4,1945,5 P. M., LIVADIA PALACE
                             PRESENT
   UNITED STATES
President Roosevelt
Secretary Stettinits
Fleet Admiral Leahy
General of the Army
  Marshall
Fleet Admiral Wing
Major General Kilter
Major General Deane
Briar'lier General Me-
r'Farland
Mr. Harriman
Mr. Bohlen
  UNITED KINGDOM
Prime Minister Church-
ill
Foreign Secretary Eden
Field Marshal Brooke
Marshal of the Royal
Air Force Portal
Admiral of the Fleet
Cunningham
Field Marshal Alexan.
der
General 1Imay
Major Birse
    SOVIET UNION
Marshal Stalin
Foreign Commissar Mol-
otov
General of the Army
Antonov
Marshal of Aviation
  Khudya-kov
Fleet Admiral Kuznet-
sov
Mr. Vyshinsky
Mr. Gromyko
Mr.. Gisev
Mr. Maisky
Mr. Pavlov
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