Diary February 4, 1945

Participants Yalta Conference

Participants at the Yalta Conference.

Diary for Sunday, February 4, 1945:

Politics

YALTA CONFERENCE (‘Magneto’): Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin meet in Crimea. Latter succeeds in winning big concessions from ailing US President, including free hand in East Europe; territorial gains in Far East, in return for declaration of war on Japan within 2 months of defeat of Germany; Germany to pay reparations in kind; Germany to be divided into 4 zones of occupation; Polish and Yugoslav Governments to encompass all shades of opinion (ends February 11).

Western Front

Belgium – Liberation completed: Americans expel last remnants of German forces.

Russian Front

Silesia: KONEV‘S TANKS BEGIN CROSSING RIVER ODER, near Breslau.

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