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Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference

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Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference, distributed by United States Army Signal Corps, February 1945 - NPG x199337 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference

distributed by United States Army Signal Corps
ferrotype press print, February 1945
8 1/4 in. x 10 in. (208 mm x 254 mm) overall
Purchased, 2015
Photographs Collection
NPG x199337

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  • Place made and portrayed: Ukraine (Livadia Palace, Crimea, Ukraine)

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Despite Churchill's popularity during, and indeed after, the War, Clement Attlee wins a landslide Labour victory in the general election. Labour's success was due to its promise of a better society through the Welfare state, and was demonstrative of the public's desire for a new and better post-War society.

Art and science

Noel Coward's Brief Encounter is released. The film, based on Coward's play, Still Life, is about the love affair between two married people who meet at a railway station. Conscious of the risk of being caught the couple decide to break off their relationship to protect their marriages.
George Orwell publishes his satirical novel Animal Farm, as an allegorical critique of Soviet Totalitarianism.

International

A war on two fronts finally proves too much for Germany as allied forces push from the East and West. On the 30th April Hitler committed suicide and Germany soon surrendered to Soviet troops. Victory in Europe was announced on the 8th May. War in the Pacific continued until America dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 214,000 people, and ending the war with Japan.

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Fernando Morales

06 December 2017, 02:37

I think that photo is not by Khaldei, it is a Press Corps photo from the U.S Army.
The photos by Khaldei are all from the other side, he was Stalin's photographer and there is not another single photo where he is shooting from Churchill side while there are plenty of photos from the Signal Corps from FDR and Churchill side. The photo also has the official stamp (cropped) of the Signal Corps in one corner. I've never seen another photo from a Russian source with the Signal Corps stamp.

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