Editor’s Note

—No official record of the substance of the conversation at this meeting has been found. Truman characterizes it as a “social visit” and summarizes it as follows (Harry S. Truman, Year of Decisions (volume I of Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, Garden City, 1955), page 340): “No business of the conference was discussed. I did tell the Prime Minister that I had an agenda [cf. document No. 214, printed in volume I] which I would like to present at the meeting and asked him if he had one. He said, ‘No, I don’t need one.’ Then we talked briefly about the latest news in the Pacific.”