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Between toughness and talking: 75 years since Yalta


At the Yalta Conference 75 years ago, as the Red Army was taking control of eastern Europe, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to plan the peace. What did the “Big Three” want? And what did they get?

Seventy-five years on from the summit of 1945, “Yalta” remains a dirty word. Not as tainted as Munich”, now lodged in the English language as a synonym for surrender, but certainly no “finest hour” moment of which to be proud.

In Gaullist France the conference of 4-11 February was depicted as the week when the “Big Three” wartime allies – the US, the …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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