Editorial Note

In the course of compiling the present volume a few hitherto unpublished documents were found in which important participants at the Yalta Conference made authoritative statements on the proceedings, or portions of the proceedings, at the conference itself. Since these statements supplement the contemporary conference record, they have been reproduced at this point.

For previously published statements by participants regarding the proceedings at Yalta, the reader may wish to consult the following:

Message of President Roosevelt to the Congress, March 1, 1945, Department of State Bulletin, March 4, 1945, volume xii, pages 321–326, 361; Congressional Record, 79th Congress, 1st session, volume 91, pages 1618–1622.

Report by Prime Minister Churchill to the House of Commons, February 27, 1945, Parliamentary Debates, 5th series, volume 408, columns 1267–1295.

Press conference of President Roosevelt, April 5, 1945, The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt , compiled by Samuel I. Rosenman, 1944–45 volume, pages 610–611.

Statement by Secretary of State Stettinius, Department of State Bulletin, April 8, 1945, volume xii, pages 600–601.

Testimony of Alger Hiss, Communist Espionage in the United States Government, Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, 80th Congress, 2d session, pages 656–657.

Testimony of George C. Marshall, Military Situation in the Far East, Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 82d Congress, 1st session, part 1, pages 559–565.

Statement of W. Averell Harriman, Military Situation in the Far East, Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 82d Congress, 1st session, part 5, pages 3328–3342.

Testimony of Charles E. Bohlen, Nomination of Charles E. Bohlen To Be United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 83d Congress, 1st session, passim.