Learn about the beta

List of papers

I. Pre-conference documents

1. Arrangements for the Conferences

Date Paper Page
1944 July 17 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Proposal for a meeting in September of Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt in Scotland.
3
July 18 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Suggestion for deletion of one sentence from the Presidents message to Stalin.
3
July 18 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Authorization for deletion of one sentence from message to Stalin.
4
July 22 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Stalin’s unwillingness to leave the Soviet Union because of the military situation.
4
July 27 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Expression of hope that the conference could be held as early as possible.
4
Sept. 24 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on talk with Stalin; Stalin’s reluctance to travel because of his health.
5
Oct. 4 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Harriman’s designation as observer at the forthcoming Churchill-Stalin conversations.
6
Oct. 4 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Attitude toward the forthcoming Churchill-Stalin conversations.
7
Oct. 8 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Comment on Churchill’s proposed visit.
8
Oct. 17 The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Indication of Stalin’s willingness to meet with Roosevelt in the Black Sea area toward the end of November.
8
Oct. 19 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Appraisal of the Moscow conversations; suggestion for a meeting of the three Heads of Government in the Black Sea area at the end of November.
9
Oct. 22 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Approval of suggestion for meeting in the Black Sea area.
10
Oct. 22 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Question of passage of the Dardanelles by ship; alternative suggestion of Athens or Cyprus for the conference.
10
[Page XL] 1944 Oct. 23 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Comment on the passage of the Turkish Straits and on Athens or Cyprus as conference sites.
10
Oct. 24 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Views on the Churchill-Stalin conversations; suggestion of Malta, Athens, or Cyprus as alternatives to the Black Sea area for the tripartite conference.
11
Oct. 29 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Desirability of the Soviet Black Sea coast as the conference site.
12
Nov. 2 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Disadvantages of the Black Sea area; suggestion of Piraeus, Salonica, or Constantinople as alternatives.
12
Nov. 5 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Disadvantages of the Black Sea area and Piraeus; suggestion of Jerusalem or Alexandria as alternatives.
13
Nov. 14 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the conference be postponed until after the President’s inauguration in January.
14
Nov. 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Regret that the conference cannot be held in December.
15
Nov. 18 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Suggestion for postponement of the conference until late January or early February; expression of preference for the Mediterranean area as the conference site.
15
Nov. 18 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Opposition to inclusion of representatives of the French Provincial Government in the conference.
16
Nov. 19 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Disappointment over postponement of the conference, and unlikelihood that Roosevelt would visit Britain prior to the conference.
17
Nov. 23 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Desire for one of the Soviet port cities as the conference site.
18
Nov. 26 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Transmittal of Stalin’s views; conclusion that Stalin will not go beyond the Black Sea.
18
Nov. 27 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Agreement with Roosevelt’s conclusion; conviction that the Black Sea ports will be unfit for the conference until after winter.
19
Dec. 9 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Possibility of Batum or Yalta as the conference site.
19
Dec. 14 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on effort to persuade Stalin to go to the Mediterranean area for the conference.
20
[Page XLII] 1945 Jan. 6 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Plan to arrive at Yalta on February 2; United States Delegation to number eighty instead of seventy.
30
Jan. 8 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Arrangements for the conference; further increase in size of the United States Delegation.
30
Jan. 8 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposal for a preliminary meeting of the three Foreign Ministers in Egypt.
31
Jan. 9 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Importance of holding a meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff at Malta.
31
Jan. 9 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement to military staff talks at Malta but not to advance conference of Foreign Ministers.
32
Jan. 10 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposal for brief Eden-Stettinius talks at Malta.
33
Jan. 11 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Acceptance by Stalin of the code name Argonaut .
33
Jan. 12 The President’s Chief of Staff to the President
Draft reply to Harriman’s latest messages regarding arrangements for the conference.
33
Jan. 12 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Impossibility of Stettinius’ arriving at Malta before January 31; intention to send Hopkins to England prior to the Malta meeting.
34
Jan. 13 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Question of the passage of the Turkish Straits by ships.
34
Jan. 13 The President’s Chief of Staff to the President
Message to Churchill concerning arrangements for passage of the Turkish Straits.
35
Jan. 14 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Dates of arrivals at Malta and Yalta.
35
Jan. 15 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Persons who will accompany Stettinius to Argonaut ; request that Harriman bring an officer to assist in writing up the minutes.
36
Jan. 16 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Accommodations for the President and his party at Yalta.
36
Jan. 16 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Request that arrangements be made so that the President may have the services of his own stewards and cooks while at Yalta.
37
Jan. 17 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Completion of arrangements for the President to have the services of his own stewards and cooks while at Yalta.
37
[Page XLIII] 1945 Jan. 20 The Assistant to the Secretary of State to the Under Secretary of State
White House decision to invoke the censorship code regarding the forthcoming conference.
37
Jan. 21 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposal for exclusion of the press from the conference at Yalta.
38
Jan. 22 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement to exclusion of the press.
38
Jan. 22 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Exclusion of the press.
39
Jan. 24 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Desirability of having Eisenhower and Alexander at the Yalta Conference as well as at Malta.
39
Jan. 24 The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Churchill’s critical views on Yalta as a conference site.
39
Jan. 28 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Last-minute arrangements on travel from Malta to Yalta.
40

2. Negotiations and Recommendations on Principal Subjects

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note 41

establishment of the united nations organization

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note 44
1944 Oct. 27 The Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs to the Chief of the Division of International Security and Organization
Preparation of memoranda to the President on questions left unsettled at Dumbarton Oaks and on the question of the veto in the Security Council.
44
Nov. 10 The Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Under Secretary of State
Suggestions regarding voting procedure in the Security Council.
47
Nov. 15 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Outline of points to discuss with the President on November 15.
48
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Questions left unsettled at Dumbarton Oaks.
49
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Voting procedure in the Security Council.
50
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
The questions of invitations to the United Nations Conference and membership in the United Nations organization.
52
[Page XLIV] 1944 Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Location of the United Nations organization.
53
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Arrangements for international trusteeship.
54
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Alternative methods for solving the remaining problems respecting the United Nations organization.
55
Nov. 15 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Report on a conversation at the White House in which the President made decisions on questions left unsettled at Dumbarton Oaks.
56
Dec. 5 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
United States proposal regarding voting procedure in the Security Council.
58
Dec. 19 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Query regarding the interpretation of the United States proposal of December 5.
60
Dec. 19 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Explanation of the proposal of December 5.
61
Dec. 22 The Secretary of State to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Report on a conversation with the President concerning voting procedure in the Security Council.
62
Dec. 27 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Rejection of a portion of the United States proposal on voting procedure in the Security Council.
63
Dec. 28 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Analysis of Soviet insistence on the right of veto on all matters in Security Council.
64
1945 Jan. 8 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Report on discussion at the White House of the Soviet rejection of the United States proposal on voting procedure in the Security Council.
66
Jan. 11 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Report on a conversation between Pasvolsky and Gromyko on problems of establishing the United Nations organization.
68
Jan. 13 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Report on a conversation with the Soviet Ambassador regarding certain problems in the establishment of the United Nations organization.
73
Jan. 14 The Acting Counsellor of the British Embassy to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
British acceptance of the United States proposal on voting procedure in the Security Council.
77
Jan. 20 Draft Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President
Report on views of Gromyko regarding problems of establishing the United Nations organization.
77
[Page XLV] 1945 Jan. 23 The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Recommendation for postponing international discussion of territorial adjustments, particularly trusteeships.
78
Jan. 23 The Special Assistant to the Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Recommended action on eight points to be decided at the tripartite conference; attachments: international trusteeship and draft communiqué.
81
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Problem of Voting in the Security Council 85
Jan. 15 Briefing Book Paper: Principal Substantive Decisions on Which the Security Council Would Have To Vote 89
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Composition of the Security Council 90
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Nations To Be Invited to the United Nations Conference 91
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Dependent Territories 92

liberated europe and spheres of influence

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 8 The Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Secretary of State
Proposal for the establishment of a Provisional Security Council for Europe.
93
Undated Memorandum of the Division of International Security and Organization
Comparison of Senator Vandenberg’s treaty proposal, Senator Connally’s Interim Council proposal, and the proposal for an Emergency High Commission for Liberated Europe.
96
Jan. 18 The Secretary of State to the President
Proposal for the establishment of an Emergency High Commission for Liberated Europe and the issuance of a Declaration on Liberated Europe.
97
Jan. 23 The Special Assistant to the Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Recommendation for the establishment of an Emergency High Commission for Liberated Europe.
101
Jan. 24 The Assistant Secretary of State to the Under Secretary of State
Importance of free elections in liberated countries.
101
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Liberated Countries 102
Undated Briefing Book Paper: American Policy Toward Spheres of Influence 103
[Page XLVI]

relief activities in eastern europe (unrra)

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 19 The Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to the President
Request that the President speak to Marshal Stalin about UNRRA problems in Eastern Europe.
108
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Relations Between UNRRA and the Soviet Government 109

germany

Agreements Prepared in the European Advisory Commission

Date Paper Page
1944 July 25 Report by the European Advisory Commission Transmitting a Draft Instrument for the Unconditional Surrender of Germany
Submission of a copy of the draft instrument for the unconditional surrender of Germany.
110
Sept. 12 Protocol Between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union Regarding the Zones of Occupation in Germany and the Administration of Greater Berlin 118
Nov 14 Agreement Between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union Regarding Amendments to the Protocol of September 12, 1944, on the Zones of Occupation in Germany and the Administration of Greater Berlin 121
Nov. 25 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a copy of the agreement reached in the European Advisory Commission regarding control machinery in Germany.
124
1945 Jan. 10 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the President
Request for approval of the agreements prepared in the European Advisory Commission regarding Germany.
128
Jan. 19 The Secretary of State to the President
Request for an early decision on the agreement regarding control machinery in Germany.
129
Jan. 28 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the President
Report and recommendations on the agreements reached in the European Advisory Commission respecting Germany.
130
Jan. 28 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Importance of prompt approval of the agreements prepared in the European Advisory Commission regarding Germany.
133
[Page XLVII]

Political and Economic Policies Toward Germany

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 20 Memorandum by the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs
Report on a meeting in the Secretary’s office concerning the Morgenthau plan for the treatment of Germany and lend-lease.
134
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury
Report on the meeting of September 20 in the office of the Secretary of State.
136
Sept. 23 The Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs to the Secretary of State
Report on a meeting in which Treasury representatives indicated Treasury’s desire to be consulted in the formulation of policy toward Germany.
141
Sept. 25 The Secretary of State to the President
Suggestion for opening discussions with the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union regarding policies toward Germany.
142
Sept. 27 The Secretary of State to the Officer in Charge of the American Mission in the United Kingdom
Transmittal of a copy of “Directive to SCAEF Regarding the Military Government of Germany in the Period Immediately Following the Cessation of Organized Resistance (Post-Defeat)”.
142
Sept. 29 The President to the Secretary of State
Disapproval of suggestion for opening discussions with the British and the Russians regarding policies toward Germany.
155
[Sept. 29] The Secretary of State to the President
Views on the treatment of Germany.
156
Oct. 20 The President to the Secretary of State
Comments on the Secretary’s memorandum of September 29.
158
Oct. 22 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Report on Stalin’s views regarding the treatment of Germany.
159
[Oct. 28] The Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs to the Under Secretary of State
Review of developments in the formulation of American policy for the post-war treatment of Germany.
160
Nov. 3 The Secretary of the Treasury to the Under Secretary of State
Transmittal of a Treasury memorandum of November 1 commenting on a British draft policy directive for Germany.
163
Nov. 4 The Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Under Secretary of State
Comments on the Treasury memorandum of November 1.
165
[Page XLVIII] 1944 Nov. 11 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Transmittal of a draft memorandum on the treatment of Germany as requested in the President’s memorandum of October 20. 165
Nov. 15 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State Report on a meeting at the White House in which the President indicated his reaction to the Department’s memorandum on the treatment of Germany. 171
Nov. 22 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Summary of the Department’s views on the economic treatment of Germany. 172
Nov. 29 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Summary of British views on the economic treatment of Germany. 174
Dec. 4 The President to the Secretary of State Decisions regarding the economic treatment of Germany. 174
1945 Jan. 19 Memorandum From the Department of the Treasury Outline of a long-range program for Germany. 175
Jan. 20 Memorandum by the Ambassador in the Soviet Union Report on a conversation with Maisky regarding reparations from Germany. 176
Jan. 12 Briefing Book Paper: The Treatment of Germany 178
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Economic Policies Toward Germany 190
Jan. 16 Briefing Book Paper: Reparation and Restitution Policy Toward Germany 193

The Bremen–Bremerhaven Enclave

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 5 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Proposal for administration of the Bremen-Bremerhaven enclave.
198
Jan. 20 The Head of the Army Delegation of the British Staff Mission in Washington to the Assistant Secretary of War
Acceptance of the proposal regarding the enclave, subject to two amendments.
199
Jan. 23 The Assistant Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Request that the Secretary endeavor to obtain a settlement of the problem at the forthcoming conference.
201
[Page XLIX]

poland: government and boundaries

Date Paper Page
1944 Oct. 14 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President Report on a Stalin-Churchill-Mikolajczyk discussion at Moscow on the subject of Polish boundaries. 202
Oct. 16 Memorandum by the Ambassador in the Soviet Union Discussion of a letter from Mikolajczyk (attached) regarding the President’s views on the Curzon Line. 204
Oct. 22 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt Further report on the Moscow negotiations regarding the Polish Government and boundaries. 206
Oct. 22 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill Comment on the Moscow negotiations regarding Poland. 207
Oct. 27 The Polish Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State Message from Mikolajczyk to the President urging that Lwów and adjacent territory be left to Poland. 207
Nov. 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Proposed letter to Mikolajczyk stating the position of the United States Government regarding Polish-Soviet difficulties; suggestion that Harriman discuss the question of Lwów with Mikolajczyk and with Stalin. 209
Nov. 17 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Mikolajczyk Position of the United States Government regarding Polish-Soviet difficulties. 209
Nov. 25 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State Mikolajczyk’s reasons for resigning as Prime Minister of the Polish Government in London. 210
Nov. 25 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Effect of Mikolajczyk’s resignation. 212
Nov. 28 The Acting Secretary of State to the President Statement released by the Department, indicating that Mikolajczyk’s resignation was not caused by the United States policy of not guaranteeing specific frontiers in Europe. 213
Dec. 1 The Secretary of State to the President Recent developments in the Polish Government problem. 213
Dec. 13 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union United States position regarding the Polish Government in London. 214
Dec. 15 The Secretary of State to the President Summary of United States position on the Polish question. 214
Dec. 15 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill Desire for coordination of policy on the Polish question; proposal that Stalin be asked to postpone action on Poland until the tripartite conference. 216
Dec. 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt Approval of Roosevelt’s proposed message to Stalin. 216
[Page L] 1944 Dec. 16 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Reasons for issuance of a statement by the United States Government regarding the Polish problem.
217
Dec. 18 Department of State Press Release
Statement of United States position regarding Poland.
218
Dec. 19 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Analysis of Soviet policy regarding the future western frontier of Poland.
219
Dec. 27 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Opposition to postponing recognition of the Lublin Committee as the provisional government of Poland.
221
Dec. 29 The Secretary of State to the President
Comment on Stalin’s message of December 27 and draft reply.
223
Dec. 30 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Insistence that the matter of recognition be held in abeyance until the tripartite conference.
224
1945 Jan. 4 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Text of Stalin’s reply and comment thereon.
225
Jan. 6 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Comment on Stalin’s reply and text of Churchill’s message to Stalin.
226
Jan. 20 Memorandum by the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Report on a conversation with Maisky regarding the Polish Government and the German-Polish frontier.
227
Jan. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a note from the Polish Ambassador setting forth proposals on the Polish problem.
227
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Suggested United States Policy Regarding Poland 230
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Reconstruction of Poland and the Balkans: American Interests and Soviet Attitude 234

the balkans

Date Paper Page
Undated Briefing Book Paper: General Balkan Policy 237
Undated Briefing Book Paper: American Position on Allied Control Commissions in Rumania, Bulgaria, and Hungary 238
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Principal Bulgarian Problems 240
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Principal Hungarian Problems 242
Undated 1945 Briefing Book Paper: Principal Rumanian Problems 245
Jan. 6 Briefing Book Paper: Greece: Bulgaria*s Restitution of Greek Property and Delivery to Greece of Supplies for Relief and Rehabilitation 249
[Page LI]

yugoslavia: the tito-šubasšić agreement

Date Paper Page
1944 Dec. 1 The Secretary of State to the President
Report that Churchill is expected to urge King Peter to accept the Tito-Šubašić” agreement.
250
Dec. 16 The Ambassador Near the Yugoslav Government in London to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of texts comprising the Tito-Šubašić agreement.
250
Dec. 23 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Observations regarding the proposed agreement; indication that the United States Government regards its responsibilities in this matter as limited.
255
1945 Jan. 11 The Ambassador Near the Yugoslav Government in London to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a communiqué issued by King Peter voicing objections to the Tito-Šubašić agreement.
258
Jan. 23 The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador
Observations on the course which the British Government proposes to follow if King Peter does not accept the agreement.
259
Jan. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Report of acceptance by Šubašić of King Peter’s latest proposal.
260
Jan. 28 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Latest developments regarding the Tito-Subašić agreement.
261
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Principal Yugoslav Problems 262

the italian cabinet crisis

Date Paper Page
1944 Dec. 1 The Secretary of State to the President
Opposition to British interference in the Italian Cabinet crisis.
266
Dec. 5 Department of State Press Release
United States position regarding the Italian Cabinet crisis.
266
Dec. 5 The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a telegram from Churchill indicating his objections to Sforza.
267
Dec. 6 Memorandum by the Secretary of State
British reaction to the Department’s press release of December 5.
269
Dec. 6 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Permission to use the Sforza letter to Berle; explanation of reasons for the Department’s press release of December 5.
271
[Page LII] 1944 Dec. 7 The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador
Transmittal of a copy of a message to Eden expressing regret that differences had arisen.
271
Dec. 8 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Nature of instructions given the United States representative in Rome with regard to the prolonged crisis in the Italian Government.
273
Dec. 9 The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a personal message from Eden to Stettinius.
274
Dec. 14 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Background on the issuance of the Department’s press release of December 5 and subsequent developments.
274
Dec. 14 Department of State Press Release
Statement regarding the new Italian Government under Bonomi.
275
1945 Jan. 30 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Request that a proposed joint statement on Italy prepared by the Combined Civil Affairs Committee be held up.
275
[Feb. 1] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Status of negotiations on the proposed joint statement prepared by the Combined Civil Affairs Committee.
276
Undated Briefing Book Paper: United States Policy Toward Italy 276

the role of france

Date Paper Page
1944 Nov. 10 The Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Under Secretary of State
Comment on a British proposal that the United States Government undertake to rearm French forces.
283
Nov. 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Report on talks with French officials; French desire for rearming of eight more divisions and participation in the occupation of Germany.
284
Nov. 18 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Lack of authority to equip a post-war French army of eight divisions; need to bring American troops home as rapidly as possible after the defeat of Germany.
286
Nov. 19 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Need for American and French troops to help occupy Western Germany.
286
Nov. 26 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Surrendered German military equipment may be used for the French Army.
287
Nov. 27 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion that some American heavy equipment might be left for the French.
287
[Page LIII] 1944 Dec. 2 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Request for advice on questions which De Gaulle may raise.
288
Dec. 3 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Report on a meeting with De Gaulle; request for comments on questions raised.
289
Dec. 5 The President’s Chief of Staff to the President
Draft message from Roosevelt to Churchill requesting his views before replying to Stalin.
289
Dec. 6 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Text of Churchill’s reply to Stalin’s questions.
289
Dec. 6 The President’s Chief of Staff to the President
Draft message from Roosevelt to Stalin indicating that the United States would have no objection to a Franco-Soviet pact similar to the Anglo-Soviet pact of mutual assistance; suggestion for postponing consideration of the French boundary question.
290
Dec. 6 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Opposition to the inclusion of De Gaulle in the forthcoming conference; inadvisability of referring French boundary problems to the European Advisory Commission; undesirability of an Anglo-Franco-Soviet pact.
291
Dec. 10 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Signing of the Franco-Soviet pact; agreement to postpone consideration of the French boundary question.
292
1945 Jan. 2 The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a letter from De Gaulle to Roosevelt asking for speed in shipping the promised armament and equipment for eight divisions and seeking additional armament and equipment for a possible 50 French divisions.
292
Jan. 4 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of French proposals for participation by France in the surrender and occupation of Germany; recommendation for acceptance of these proposals.
293
Jan. 5 The Secretary of State to the President
Supplement to the memorandum of January 4.
295
Jan. 18 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of the text of a French request to participate in the forthcoming conference.
295
Jan. 19 The Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Secretary of State
Résumé of the situation regarding the role of France.
297
Jan. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
Text of a letter from Grew to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the further arming of French forces,
299
[Page LIV] 1945 Jan. 30 The Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on a conversation of Hopkins and Caffery with Bidault regarding post-war control of Germany and other subjects; report on a luncheon attended by the three and by the Ministers of Finance, Communication, and Transportation.
299
Undated Briefing Book Paper: France 300
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Rearming of French Forces 304
Undated Briefing Book Paper: French Views on the Treatment of Germany 307

proposed united states loan to the soviet union

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 1 The Secretary of the Treasury to the President
Proposal for an offer of financial aid to Russia in the postwar period.
309
Jan. 4 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Text of a Soviet request for a United States loan of six billion dollars to the Soviet Union, with a report of a conversation on the subject.
310
Jan. 8 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of Harriman’s comments on the Soviet request.
312
Jan. 10 The Secretary of the Treasury to the President
Details of the Treasury proposal for a ten-billion-dollar credit to the Soviet Union for post-war reconstruction.
315
Jan. 13 The Administrator of the Foreign Economic Administration to the Secretary of State
Draft reply to the Soviet proposal for a loan of six billion dollars.
316
Jan. 20 The Assistant Secretary of Stale to the Secretary of State
Objections to the Treasury proposal; memorandum of the Morgenthau-Stettinius conference on January 17 (attachment).
318
Jan. 26 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Background information and views on the question of post-war credits to the Soviet Union.
321
Jan. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Developments in the question of post-war credits to the Soviet Union.
323
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Russian Request for Financing of Acquisitions of Capital Equipment During and After the War 324
[Page LV]

post-war trade policy

Date Paper Page
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Discussions Concerning Post-War Trade Policy (Article VII of the Mutual-Aid Agreements) 325

the turkish straits

Date Paper Page
1944 Oct. 22 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Stalin’s proposal for a revision of Montreux Convention.
328
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Memorandum Regarding the Question of the Turkish Straits 328

iran: oil concessions and soviet pressure

Date Paper Page
1944 Oct. 10 The Ambassador in Iran to the Secretary of State
Postponement of oil-concession negotiations by the Iranian Government until after the war.
329
Oct. 16 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Iran
American reaction to the Iranian Government’s decision to postpone all petroleum-development negotiations.
330
Oct. 30 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Instruction to inform Soviet authorities that the United States could not concur in any “undue interference” in Iranian affairs.
330
Nov. 2 The Counselor of Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
British concern lest Iran grant an oil concession to the Soviet Union; report of Soviet purchase of certain Iranian newspapers and Soviet efforts to prevent the transmission from Iran of news articles reflecting on the Soviet attitude in the oil-concession controversy.
331
Dec. [6] The Secretary of State to the President
Summary of the status of Soviet-Iranian relations and recommendations for possible United States action.
332
Dec. 8 The President to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that Harriman be instructed to take up the Soviet-Iranian problem with Stalin; reference to Roosevelt’s proposal at Tehran for the construction of a free port on the Persian Gulf and a trusteeship over the railroad from there into Russia.
333
Dec. 18 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendation that Harriman not be instructed to take up the Soviet-Iranian problem with Stalin at the moment.
333
Dec. 28 The Soviet Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Statement of Soviet views regarding Soviet-Iranian negotiations for an oil concession in Iran.
334
[Page LVI] 1945 Jan. 9 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report that the British may wish to raise the question of Soviet pressure on Iran at the forthcoming conference.
336
Jan. 15 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion that the question of Soviet pressure on Iran should be raised with Stalin at the forthcoming conference.
336
Jan. 17 The Secretary of State to the President
Draft reply to Churchill favoring discussion of the Iranian question at the forthcoming conference.
338
Jan.18 Memorandum by the Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Iranian Minister, who expressed apprehension about the attitude and actions of the Soviet Union.
339
Jan. 6 Briefing Book Paper: Memoranda Concerning Iran 340

china

Date Paper Page
1945 [Jan. 14] The Ambassador in China to the President
Résumé of latest negotiations between the National Government and the Chinese Communist Party; suggested program regarding China for the forthcoming conference.
346
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Political and Military Situation in China in the Event the U. S. S. R. Enters the War in the Far East 351
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Unity of Anglo-American-Soviet Policy Toward China 352
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Outline of Short-Range Objectives and Policies of the United States With Respect to China 354
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Outline of Long-Range Objectives and Policies of the United States With Respect to China 356

post-war status of korea

Date Paper Page
Undated Briefing Book Paper: Inter-Allied Consultation Regarding Korea 358

entry of the soviet union into the war against japan

Date Paper Page
1944 Oct. 4 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmission of a message to Stalin containing reference to the assurances which Stalin had given relative to the war against Japan.
361
Oct. 4 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Joint Chiefs’ statement to Stalin to be made available to Churchill.
362
[Page LVII] 1944 Oct. 10 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Need for detailed staff discussions on Soviet capabilities in the Far East.
362
Oct. 11 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Plans for conversations with Stalin about the Far East.
363
Oct. 11 The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Use of information on war plans in the Pacific.
364
Oct. 15 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on the review of the military situation during the Churchill-Stalin conversations; questions asked by Deane regarding the Soviet role in the war in the Pacific.
364
Oct. 15 The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Report on the review of the military situation during the Churchill-Stalin conversations; questions asked by Deane regarding the Soviet role in the war in the Pacific.
366
Oct. 15 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on a meeting with Stalin to hear an outline of the Soviet position in the Far East; Stalin’s desire to proceed with planning and accumulation of materiel for use in the war against Japan.
368
Oct. 17 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on a meeting of Harriman and Deane with Stalin and other Soviet officials on detailed planning for Soviet participation in the war in the Pacific.
370
Oct. 17 The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Report on a meeting of Harriman and Deane with Stalin and other Soviet officials on detailed planning for Soviet participation in the war in the Pacific.
371
Dec. 5 The Commanding General of the Army Air Forces to the Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Approval of J. C. S. 1176 as a basic paper; problems and plans relating to prospective Soviet participation in the war against Japan.
375
Dec. 11 Memorandum by the Commander in Chief of the United States Fleet
Planning related to prospective Soviet participation in the war against Japan; recommendation of a decision to carry out an operation in the Kuriles in May 1945.
377
Dec. 15 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Report on a conversation with Stalin in which he described the Soviet desires in the Far East which should be considered in connection with the Soviet entry into the war against Japan.
378
Dec. 28 Memorandum of the Division of Territorial Studies
The future disposition of the Kurile Islands.
379
Dec. 30 The Commanding General, Manhattan District Project, to the Chief of Staff, United States Army
Status of the atomic-bomb project and proposals regarding plans of operation.
383
[Page LVIII] 1945 Jan. 10 Memorandum of the Division of Territorial Studies
The future disposition of Japanese Karafuto or Southern Sakhalin.
385
Jan. 18 Report by the Joint Staff Planners
Proposals for advancing United States planning based on Soviet participation in the war against Japan, with a draft telegram to Deane listing subjects proposed for discussion between the United States and Soviet staffs at the coming conference.
388
Jan.18 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Instructions for Deane’s guidance in any further discussions with the Russians prior to Argonaut regarding Soviet participation in the war against Japan.
394
Jan. 22 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Military objectives and plans for the war against Japan.
395
Jan. 23 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
Need for early entry of the Soviet Union into the war against Japan; status of negotiations; objectives for the forthcoming conference.
396

war criminals

Date Paper Page
1944 Oct. 22 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Report on a conversation in which Stalin stated that there must be no executions of war criminals without trial.
400
1945 Jan. 3 The President to the Secretary of State
Request for a report on the work of the War Crimes Commission; proposal for including in the charges to be brought against the chief Nazis of an indictment for waging aggressive warfare.
401
Jan. 6 The Secretary of State to the President
Report on the work of the War Crimes Commission; indication that the conspiracy indictment against National Socialist leaders is being given due consideration.
401
Jan. 22 The Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State
Memorandum transmitting copies of (1) the report to the President by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, and the Attorney General regarding trial and punishment of Nazi war criminals, and (2) a memorandum for Rosenman at the White House.
402
Jan. 22 The Executive Director of the War Refugee Board to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that the three Heads of Government at the forthcoming conference might consider issuing a warning to the Germans on the persecution of Jews.
412
[Page LIX]

liberated prisoners of war and civilians

Date Paper Page
1944 Nov. 27 The Chargé in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Report on negotiations with the Soviet Government regarding the reciprocal repatriation of liberated prisoners of war and civilians.
413
Dec. 29 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Appointment of two Soviet officers to negotiate with Deane regarding the reciprocal repatriation of liberated prisoners of war and civilians.
415
1945 Jan. 3 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Problem of Soviet nationals found among German prisoners of war taken by American forces.
416
Undated Soviet Draft of an Agreement Regarding the Treatment of Soviet Citizens and British Subjects Liberated From the Germans 416
Jan. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom
Variance of a SHAEF draft of a proposed United States-British-Soviet agreement regarding liberated prisoners of war and civilians from proposals made by the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; request to the American representatives working on the SHAEF draft to await further instructions.
418
Jan. 28 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Urgent need for instructions in order that the European Advisory Commission can proceed with the problems of liberated prisoners of war and displaced persons.
419

shipping

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 14 Memorandum of Agreement Between the United States and the United Kingdom Concerning the Shipment of Supplies to Liberated European Countries During the First Six Months of 1945 420
Jan. 14 The British Minister of State to the Special Assistant to the President
Interpretation of clause 10 of the above agreement.
422
Jan. 23 The Assistant Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
The shipping situation and the Law Mission; critical need for ships for military purposes.
423
[Page LX]

agenda for military discussions

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 17 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Subjects suggested by the United States Chiefs of Staff for consideration at the forthcoming American-British-Soviet staff conference.
424
Jan. 20 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Acceptance by the British Chiefs of Staff of agenda proposed by the United States Chiefs of Staff; reference to French interest in control of Germany and Austria.
425
Jan. 25 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Agenda for the military staff discussions at Malta.
426

subjects for the conference communiqué

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 19 The Assistant Secretary of State (MacLeish) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Dunn) Discussion of points recommended for inclusion in the communiqué. 427

3. The Stettinius “Record”, December 1, 1944–January 23, 1945

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note 429
Dec. 1, 1944–Jan. 23, 1945 The Steitinius “Record”
Excerpts from the diary maintained by Stettinius which concern preparations for the conferences at Malta or Yalta or deal with negotiations on subjects that came up at those conferences. Based on personal conversations, correspondence, reports, and notes regarding the Secretary’s activities.
430

4. Survey Reports on Soviet Attitudes and Policies

DATE Paper Page
1945 Jan. 3 The Secretary of War to the President
Transmittal of a copy of a letter dated December 2, 1944, from Deane to Marshall, evaluating certain Soviet views and suggesting that the United States adopt a “tougher” attitude toward the Soviet Union.
447
Jan. 12 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a copy of Ambassador Harriman’s ninth interpretative report on developments in Soviet foreign policy.
449
[Page LXI]

II. THE MALTA CONFERENCE

5. The President’s Log at Malta

Date Paper IPage
Editorial Note 459
1945 Feb. 2 Log of the Trip
Chronological account of events in the President’s day at Malta, including messages received, meetings, appointments, and honors.
459

6. Minutes and Related Documents

Date Paper Page
1945 Jan. 30 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Agenda for the next United States-British staff conference; over-all review of cargo shipping; strategy in Northwest Europe.
463
Jan. 30 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Procedure for the conference; agenda for the conference; German flying-bomb and rocket attacks; strategy in Northwest Europe; coordination of operations with the Russians; the combined bomber offensive; planning date for the end of the war with Germany; planning date for the end of the war with Japan; the U-boat threat.
467
Jan. 30 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposed order of business for the Combined Chiefs of Staff at Malta.
477
Jan. 30 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Planning date for the end of the war with Germany.
478
Jan. 30 Harriman-Churchill Dinner Meeting, Evening
Editorial Note
480
Jan. 31 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 182d meeting; strategy in Northwest Europe; planning date for the end of the war with Germany; strategy in the Mediterranean; operations in Southeast Asia Command; allocation of resources between the India-Burma and China Theaters; estimate of the enemy situation—Europe; bombing of U-boat assembly yards and operating bases.
481
Jan. 31 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 2:30 p. m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 182d meeting; operations in the Mediterranean; strategy in Northwest Europe; planning date for the end of the war with Germany; operations in Southeast Asia Command; allocation of resources between the India-Burma and China Theaters; estimate of the enemy situation—Europe; bombing of U-boat assembly yards and operating bases.
485
Jan. 31 Interdelegation Dinner Meeting, Evening
Editorial Note
491
[Page LXII] 1945 Feb. 1 Stettinius-Eden Conversation, Morning
Editorial Note
491
Feb. 1 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of J. C. S. 184th meeting; approval of minutes of C. C. S. 183d meeting; strategy in the Mediterranean; equipment of Allied and liberated forces; operations in Southeast Asia Command; Pacific operations; U-boat threat; strategy in Northwest Europe; message by Kuter to Arnold dated February 1, 1945.
492
Feb. 1 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, 10:30 a. m.
Agreed Minutes
Zones of occupation in Germany; zones of occupation in Austria; question of the Polish Government; Soviet-Iranian relations; Soviet desire for a warm-water port, for revision of the Montreux Convention, and for territory in the Far East; relations between Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Communists; question of an Emergency High Commission for Europe; the future of Germany; the United Nations; the Polish-German frontier; the Austrian-Yugoslav frontier; Soviet conduct in Eastern Europe; civil supplies; prisoners of war; warning to Germany about Allied prisoners of war; treatment of major war criminals.
498
Jan. 31 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Approval of French proposals in the European Advisory Commission; proposed message to the leaders of the Danish resistance; Šubašić’s insistence that Tito recognize the regency council appointed by the King; the Greek situation; Czechoslovak recognition of the Lublin Committee; control machinery for Austria; memorandum from Mikolajczyk.
507
Feb. 1 The British Foreign Secretary to Prime Minister Churchill
Report of a conversation between Eden and Stettinius regarding Poland.
508
Undated United States Delegation Memorandum
Proposals regarding Polish territorial and political problems.
510
Feb. 2 The British Foreign Secretary to Prime Minister Churchill
Allied policy with regard to the future of Germany.
511
Undated United Kingdom Delegation Memorandum
Rights of American and British representatives on the Allied Control Commissions in Bulgaria and Hungary; Soviet removal of equipment from oil fields in Rumania.
513
Feb. 1 Foreign Ministers-Chiefs of Staff Luncheon Meeting
Editorial Note
514
Feb. 1 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
United States approval of the protocol regarding the zones of occupation in Germany.
515
[Page LXIII] 1945 Feb. 1 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 2:30 p. m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 183d meeting; strategy in the Mediterranean; equipment for Allied and liberated forces; operations in Southeast Asia Command; allocation of resources between the India-Burma and China Theaters; Pacific operations; U-boat threat; bombing of assembly yards and operating bases; strategy in Northwest Europe.
516
Feb. 1 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Equipment for Allied and liberated forces.
522
Jan. 31 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Allocation of resources between the India-Burma and China Theaters.
524
Feb. 1 Stettinius-Churchill-Eden Dinner Meeting, Evening
Editorial Note
525
Feb. 2 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of J. C. S. 185th meeting; approval of minutes of C. C. S. 184th meeting; strategy in the Mediterranean; equipment for Allied and liberated forces; U-boat threat; review of cargo shipping; basic undertakings.
526
Feb. 2 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 184th meeting; equipment for Allied and liberated forces; review of cargo shipping; transfer of tactical air forces from SAC MED to SCAEF; U-boat threat; basic undertakings; interim report to the President and the Prime Minister.
530
Jan. 30 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
Proposed principles for the allocation of shipping to military or non-military uses, with a memorandum of recommendations by the United States Chiefs of Staff.
534
[Feb. 1] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Suggestion from Clayton that the shipping-control agreement of 1944 should be explained direct to Stalin in a joint U. S.-U. K. approach.
538
Feb. 1 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Basic undertakings in support of over-all strategic concept.
539
Feb. 2 Roosevelt-Churchill Luncheon Meeting, 1 p. m.
Editorial Note
540
Feb. 2 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff With Roosevelt and Churchill, 6 p. m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Consideration of an interim report of the Combined Chiefs of Staff to the President and the Prime Minister.
540
Feb. 2 Roosevelt-Churchill Dinner Meeting, 8 p. m.
Editorial Note
546
[Page LXIV]

III. THE YALTA CONFERENCE

7. The President’s Log at Yalta

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. 3–12 Log of the Trip
Chronological account of the President’s activities and appointments at Yalta, including references to meetings attended by the President or of particular interest to the President. Descriptions of Yalta, Livadia Palace, and general conference arrangements.
549

8. Minutes and Related Documents

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. 4 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Agenda for tripartite staff discussions at Argonaut .
562
Feb. 3 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Soviet Army
Proposal for discussion of the details of possible participation in the war against Japan.
564
Feb. 4 Meeting of the President With His Advisers, 10:30 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Agenda for the tripartite military staff meeting; review of seven topics for political discussions; Russian desires in the Far East.
564
Feb. 2 The Secretary of State to the President
Suggested action items: International organization; adoption of Emergency European High Commission; treatment of Germany; Poland; Allied Control Commissions in Rumania, Bulgaria, and Hungary; Iran; China.
567
Feb. 4 Informal Discussions in the United States Delegation
Hiss Notes
Dependent areas; proposed European High Commission.
569
Feb. 4 Roosevelt-Stalin Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
General discussion; the military situation; the role of France.
570
Feb. 4 First Plenary Meeting, 5 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Discussion of the military situation.
574
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes 580
Feb. 4 Tripartite Dinner Meeting, 8:30 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
The voice of the smaller powers in post-war organization.
589
Feb. 5 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 185th meeting; British proposal to abandon the plan to return to Cricket ; allocation of zones of occupation in Germany; Russian participation in the war against Japan.
591
[Page LXV] 1945 Feb. 5 First Tripartite Military Meeting, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Coordination of offensive operations; movement of German forces from Norway; use of artillery and air in future operations; liaison arrangements; naval operations in support of the land offensive; date of the end of the war with Germany; future business.
595
Feb. 5 Luncheon Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, 1:30 p. m.
Page Minutes
Toasts; name of the conference; treatment of Germany; economic matters relative to Germany.
608
Feb. 5 Meeting of the President With Certain of His Advisers, 2:30 p. m.
Editorial Note
610
Feb. 5 Second Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Treatment of Germany; question of dismemberment; zones of occupation; role of France; reparations.
611
Matthews Minutes 624
[Feb. 5] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Suggestion that the Foreign Ministers work out a procedure for making a determination on dismemberment.
633
[Feb. 5] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Suggestions regarding the role of France in German affairs.
634
[Feb. 5] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Question of French participation on the Control Commission.
634
[Feb. 5] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Utilization of German manpower for reparation.
634
Feb. 6 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 185th meeting; planning date for the end of the war against Germany; allocation of zones of occupation in Germany; basic undertakings; liaison with the Soviet High Command over Anglo-American strategic bombing in Eastern Germany.
635
Feb. 5 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
The Bremen-Bremerhaven enclave.
637
Feb. 6 Agreement Regarding the Bremen-Bremerhaven Enclave Approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff 639
[Page LXVI]1945 Feb. 6 Second Tripartite Military Meeting, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Bomb-line and liaison arrangements: coordination of offensive operations; exchange of information with regard to river-crossing technique and equipment; bases for United States strategic bomber forces in the Vienna-Budapest area; provision of Soviet airfields for damaged British night bombers; enemy intelligence; Pacific operations; VLR bomber operations against Japan; operations in Burma and China; future business.
640
Feb. 6 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Noon
Page Minutes
Press release; dismemberment of Germany; reference of the question concerning the dismemberment of Germany to the European Advisory Commission.
655
Matthews Notes 657
Feb. 6 United States Delegation Draft of Preliminary Yalta Press Release 658
Feb. 7 Agreed Text of Preliminary Yalta Press Release 659
Feb. 6 Roosevelt-Churchill Luncheon Meeting, 1 p. m.
Editorial Note
659
Feb. 6 Third Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
World security organization: American position on voting in the Security Council; the Polish question: boundaries and government.
660
Hiss Notes 671
Matthews Minutes 677
Feb. 6 United States Delegation Memorandum
Statement for Stettinius on the American position on voting in the United Nations Security Council.
682
Feb. 6 United States Delegation Memorandum
Supplementary arguments for Stettinius on voting procedure in the proposed United Nations Security Council.
683
Undated United States Delegation Memorandum
Proposed formula for voting procedure in the United Nations Security Council and analysis of the effects of that formula.
684
[Feb. 6] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Suggestion that discussion be postponed until the next day.
686
[Page LXVII]1945 Feb. 7 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 186thmeeting; utilization of the Fifteenth Air Force in Vienna-Budapest area; reciprocal agreement on prisoners of war; supplies and equipment requested by the U. S. S. R.; protocol on zones of occupation in Germany and administration of “Greater Berlin”; zone of limitation for British and United States air operations in advance of the Soviet armies; meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with the Soviet General Staff; report by Combined Shipping Staffs.
687
Feb. 5 The British Foreign Secretary to the Secretary of State
Urgency of negotiations; question of availability of shipping to repatriate liberated Russians.
691
Feb. 5 The War Shipping Administrator to the Secretary of State
Difficulties regarding shipping.
692
Feb. 5 The British Foreign Secretary to the Soviet Foreign Commissar
Request that experts meet at once to conclude agreement; redraft of a Soviet draft relating to prisoners of war and civilians liberated by the Soviet and Allied Armies enclosed.
693
Feb. [8] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Questions raised regarding a preliminary British text of an agreement with the Soviet Union for exchange of liberated prisoners of war and other persons.
697
Feb. 6 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
Arrangements for a meeting with the Soviet staff to discuss possible participation in the war against Japan.
698
Feb. 7 The President’s Chief of Staff to the First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Soviet Army Desire of the United States Chiefs of Staff for a secret meeting with the Soviet Chiefs of Staff. 698
Feb. 7 The First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Soviet Army to the President’s Chief of Staff
Acceptance of the proposal for a secret staff meeting.
698
Feb. 7 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Noon
Page Minutes
Dumbarton Oaks; dismemberment of Germany; creation of a commission to study the procedure for the dismemberment of Germany; integration of France into German control machinery on condition that France were to receive a zone of occupation; reparations.
699
Matthews Notes 704
Hiss Notes 705
Undated Soviet Proposal on French Zone of Occupation in Germany 707
Undated Soviet Proposal on Reparations From Germany 707
Undated Soviet Proposal on the Establishment of an Allied Reparation Commission 708
[Page LXVIII]1945 Feb. 7 Fourth Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Dismemberment of Germany; zone of occupation in Germany for France and French participation on the Control Commission; acceptance of United States proposal on voting procedure in Security Council; Soviet request for three votes in the United Nations Assembly; Poland.
709
Matthews Minutes 718
Hiss Notes 721
Undated Draft of Letter From President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Proposal regarding the Polish Government.
726
Feb. 6 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin Revision of the foregoing draft. 727
[Feb. 7] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Suggestion that the Soviet request for additional votes in the Assembly be referred to the Foreign Ministers.
729
[Feb. 7] The President’s Special Assistant to the Presidenti and Reply by the President Comment on Churchill’s opposition to an early calling of the United Nations Conference. 729
Feb. 7 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Request that Winant take no action on French participation in German affairs until he receives further instructions.
729
Feb. 8 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a. m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Over-all review of cargo-and troop-shipping position for the remainder of 1945; employment of war-weary United States bombers against large industrial target areas in Germany; subjects for first United States-Soviet staff meeting.
730
Feb. 8 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Noon
Page Minutes
Membership in the world security organization; time and place of conference; Yugoslavian frontiers; Control Commission in Bulgaria and Hungary; reparations; oil concessions and Allied troops in Iran.
734
Matthews Notes 741
Hiss Notes 742
Feb. 8 United States Delegation Memorandum
List of items referred to the Foreign Ministers, with the following attachments: arguments against inclusion of any of the Soviet republics among the initial members; list of nations which were invited to previous United Nations conferences; agreement with British regarding policy on Iran; and Tehran Declaration on Iran.
746
[Page LXIX]1945 Feb. 8 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of minutes of C. C. S. 186th meeting; over-all review of cargo shipping; reciprocal agreement on prisoners of war; equipment of Greek forces; final report to the President and the Prime Minister; operations on the Western Front.
750
Undated Draft Reciprocal Agreement on Prisoners of War as Approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff on February 8, 1945 754
Feb. 9 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Origin of the text of the British redraft of an agreement regarding the exchange of prisoners of war and civilians liberated by the Allied and Soviet Armies in German territory; authorization of tripartite discussions based on the draft.
756
Feb. 8 Meeting of the American and Soviet Chiefs of Staff, 3 p. m.
Kuter Minutes
Military problems in the Far East.
757
Feb. 8 Memorandum by the Chief of Naval Operations
Questions asked by Kuznetsov and answers given.
761
Feb. 7 Memorandum by the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Submission of eight questions recommended for presentation to the Soviet Chiefs of Staff.
762
Feb. 7 Memorandum by the Joint Staff Planners
Submission of various subjects and questions recommended for discussion with the Soviet General Staff; two draft memoranda for presentation to the Soviet Staff.
763
Feb. 8 Roosevelt-Stalin Meeting, 3:30 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Air bases and supply routes in the Far East; use of airfields and survey of bomb damage in Eastern and Southeastern Europe; transfer of ships to the Soviet Union after the war on credit; political conditions under which the Soviet Union would enter the war against Japan; trusteeships for Korea and Indochina; internal conditions in China.
766
Feb. 8 Fifth Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Date and place of the United Nations Conference; decision to support the admission of two Soviet republics to membership in the United Nations; the status of certain American republics; the President’s proposals on Poland; periodic meetings of the Foreign Ministers; Yugoslavia and Greece.
771
Hiss Notes 782
Matthews Minutes 786
[Feb. 8] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Background information relating to certain South American states.
791
[Page LXX]1945 Undated United States Delegation Memorandum on the Foreign Ministers’ Report to the Fifth Plenary Meeting 791
Feb. 8 United States Proposal on Poland, February 8, 1945 792
Feb. 8 United States Delegation Memorandum
Points to take up with the President: site for the United Nations Conference, consultations with France and China, trusteeships.
793
Feb. 8 United States Delegation Memorandum
Items still remaining open before the United Nations Conference can be called.
794
Feb. 8 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Request that the five Latin American “Associated Nations” be urged to declare war promptly.
794
Feb. 8 Note by the Secretary of State Regarding the Composition of the United States Delegation to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco
Tentative list of the persons to be invited to be members of the United States Delegation.
795
Feb. 8 Tripartite Dinner Meeting, 9 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes Toasts; the future of the wartime alliance.
797
Feb. 9 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 11 a. m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of the minutes of the C. C. S. 187th meeting; draft final report to the President and the Prime Minister; efforts to improve liaison with the Soviet High Command in the matter of strategic bombing in Eastern Germany; concluding remarks.
799
Feb. 9 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Noon
Page Minutes
Points still before the Foreign Ministers; United States proposal regarding the Polish question; United States proposals on reparations; invitation to the United Nations Conference; Iran; Yugoslavia.
802
Hiss Notes 811
Feb. 9 The Secretary of State to the Head of the Reconstruction Department of the British Foreign Office Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, and the United Nations. 814
Feb. 9 United States Delegation Memorandum
Review of points still before the Foreign Ministers.
814
Feb. 9 United States Proposal Regarding the Polish Government 815
Feb. 9 The Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a proposal on reparations from Germany.
816
Undated United States Proposal for the Invitation to the United Nations Conference 817
[Page LXXI]1945 Undated United States Delegation Draft Invitation to the United Nations Conference 818
[Feb. 9] Draft Report to the Foreign Ministers by the Subcommittee on Arrangements for the United Nations Conference 819
Undated British Proposal on Iran 819
Feb. 6 Memorandum From the British Delegation to the Soviet Delegation Regarding the Yugoslav Government 820
Undated British Proposal Regarding the Yugoslav Government 821
Feb. 9 Draft Report by the Foreign Ministers to the Sixth Plenary Meeting
The Polish question; reparations; United Nations problems; Iran; Yugoslavia.
821
Feb. 9 Notes Regarding the Site for the United Nations Conference 823
Feb. 9 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff With Roosevelt and Churchill, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Acceptance of the report to the President and the Prime Minister; a possible four-power ultimatum to Japan; the provision of military intelligence to the Soviet armies.
825
Feb. 9 Report of the Combined Chiefs of Staff to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Over-all objective; over-all strategic concept; basic undertakings in support of the over-all strategic concept; execution of the over-all strategic concept: the U-boat war, operations in Northwest Europe, strategy in the Mediterranean, over-all objective in the war against Japan, operations in the Pacific area, operations in the Southeast Asia Command, planning dates for the end of the war against Germany and Japan, shipping, equipment for Allied and liberated forces; directive to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean; directive to the Supreme Allied Commander, Southeast Asia.
827
Feb. 9 Roosevelt-Churchill Luncheon Meeting, 1:30 p. m.
Editorial Note
834
Feb. 9 Meeting of the American and Soviet Chiefs of Staff, 3:30 p. m.
Kuter Minutes
Soviet answers to questions raised at previous meeting; discussion of collaboration with respect to air power and facilities.
834
Feb. 9 Memorandum of Conversation 839
Feb. 9 Sixth Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Soviet amendments to the American proposal regarding Poland; territorial trusteeships and dependent areas; British amendments to the Yugoslav settlement; question of elections in Poland; Declaration on Liberated Europe; treatment of war criminals.
842
[Page LXXII]1945 Feb. 9 Matthews Minutes 850
Hiss Notes 855
[Feb. 9] United States Delegation Memorandum Territorial trusteeship. 858
Feb. 9 Revised Report by the Foreign Ministers to the Sixth Plenary Meeting
The Polish question; reparations from Germany; United Nations problems; Iran; Yugoslavia.
858
[Feb. 5] United States Delegation Draft of a Declaration on Liberated Europe 860
[Feb. 9] Text Proposed by the United States for a Declaration on Liberated Europe 862
[Feb. 9] Soviet Amendment to the Draft Declaration on Liberated Europe 863
Feb. 9 Tripartite Meeting on the Draft Agreement Regarding Liberated Prisoners of War and Civilians, 4:30 p. m.
Memorandum of Conversation
864
Feb. 9 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, 10:30 p.m.
Bohlen Minutes
Agreed formula regarding the Polish Government; disagreement over additional sentence; Soviet proposal for addition to the Declaration on Liberated Europe.
867
Matthews Notes 869
Feb. 8 British Proposal on Polish Boundaries and Government 869
Feb. 9 British Revised Proposal on the Polish Government 870
Feb. 10 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Noon
Page Minutes
The Polish formula; amendments to the Declaration on Liberated Europe; proposals regarding Yugoslavia; reparations; drafting of the communiqué; agreement on preparations for the United Nations Conference; British papers on Austro-Yugoslav and Yugoslav-Italian frontiers; objections to proposed Bulgarian-Yugoslav alliance; impasse regarding Iran.
871
Hiss Notes 878
Feb. 10 United States Delegation Memorandum Items still before the Foreign Ministers. 882
[Feb. 10] United States Delegation Memorandum on the Polish Government Text of the formula on Poland accepted by the three Foreign Ministers. 883
[Feb. 10] United States Delegation Memorandum on the Soviet Proposal for the Final Paragraph of the Formula on Poland 884
[Feb. 10] British Amendment to the Draft Declaration on Liberated Europe 884
[Page LXXIII]1945 [Feb. 10] British Proposal on Reparations 885
[Feb. 10] Report to the Foreign Ministers by the Subcommittee on Arrangements for the United Nations Conference 885
[Feb. 10] British Proposal Regarding the Austrian-Yugoslav Frontier 887
[Feb. 10] British Proposal Regarding Venezia Giulia 888
[Feb. 10] British Proposal Regarding the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria 889
[Feb. 10] British Proposal on Yugoslav-Bulgarian Relations 890
[Feb. 10] British Proposal Regarding Greek Claims on Bulgaria 891
[Feb. 10] British Memorandum on Oil Equipment in Rumania 893
Feb. 10 Conversations Regarding the Entry of the Soviet Union Into the War Against Japan, Afternoon
Harriman Memorandum of Conversations
Draft of Stalin’s political conditions for Soviet entry into the war against Japan; Harriman’s suggested changes; further revisions by Stalin; arrangements for discussion with Chiang Kai-shek.
894
Feb. 10 Seventh Plenary Meeting, 4 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Agreed statement regarding the Polish Government; question of Polish boundaries; agreement regarding the Declaration on Liberated Europe; inclusion of the French on the Control Council for Germany; telegram to Yugoslavia; reparations from Germany; the Montreux Convention; agreed statement regarding Polish frontiers; preparation of the communiqué.
897
Matthews Minutes 906
Hiss Notes 912
[Feb. 10] Amended Draft of the Declaration on Liberated Europe 918
[Feb. 10] The British Foreign Secretary to the Foreign Office
Message to Marshal Tito and Dr. Šubašić from the three Heads of Government at Yalta.
919
[Feb. 10] The President’s Special Assistant to the President
Suggestion regarding mention of a reparations figure.
920
Feb. 10 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendation that Roosevelt urge Churchill and Stalin to encourage Kuomintang-Communist unity in the war against Japan.
920
Feb. 10 Tripartite Dinner Meeting, 9 p. m.
Bohlen Minutes
Toasts; reconsideration of reparations question; British and American politics; Zionism; Soviet-German pact of 1939.
921
[Page LXXIV]1945 Feb. 11 Eighth Plenary Meeting, Noon
Editorial Note
925
Bohlen Note 926
Hiss Notes
Discussion of the language and arrangement of the communiqué with respect to the following subjects: list of participants, limits of the French zone, separate chapter on reparations, statement regarding three votes for Russia, indication of American sponsorship of voting formula for the Security Council, declaration on Poland, and order of signing; separate publication of prisoners-of-war agreements; list of decisions; protocol on reparations.
926
[Feb. 11] List of Amendments to the Draft Communiqué
Verbal alterations suggested by Churchill.
929
Feb. 11 Tripartite Luncheon Meeting, 1 p. m.
Bohlen Note
Reference by Stalin to Iranian oil.
930
Feb. 11 Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, 4:20 p. m.
Bohlen Note
931
Hiss Notes
Deletion of reference in the communiqué to American sponsorship of the voting formula for the Security Council; consultations with China and France; discussion of the language and arrangement of the protocol of proceedings with respect to the following subjects: the inclusion of Saudi Arabia as an associated nation, Yugoslav-Bulgarian relations, Iran, and the Montreux Convention; the telegrams to De Gaulle.
931
[Feb. 11] Working Draft of the Protocol of Proceedings Revised by the Foreign Ministers on February 11, 1945 934
Undated United States Delegation Draft of Announcement Regarding the United Nations Conference 940
[Feb. 11] The President’s Secretary to the President’s Administrative Assistant
Draft telegram embodying the text of a White House statement naming the persons whom the President will invite to be the members of the United States Delegation to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco.
941
Feb. 11 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Decisions regarding the United Nations Conference; consultations with China and France; invitations to the United Nations Conference; trusteeships.
943
Feb. 11 United States Delegation Draft Memorandum Regarding Invitation to Saudi Arabia To Attend the United Nations Conference 945
[Page LXXV]1945 Feb. 11 The President’s Secretary to the President’s Administrative Assistant
Incorporation of the Declarations on Poland and Liberated Europe in the communiqué; drafting changes; text of separate announcement on the agreement regarding liberated prisoners of war and civilians.
946
[Feb. 11] United States Delegation List of Tripartite Decisions at Yalta 947
Feb. 11 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
Transmission of two telegrams from the three Heads of Government to De Gaulle inviting France to support the Declaration on Liberated Europe, to accept a zone of occupation in Germany, and to participate in the control machinery for Germany.
948

9. Other Conference Documents

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. [3] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
The proposed tripartite statement recognizing the Danes as allies; Bulgarian Control Commission; departure of Šubašić from London; Mikolajczyk memorandum; reply to Hurley’s telegrams to Roosevelt.
949
Feb. 3 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of an urgent message from Arciszewski to Roosevelt, pleading for support against the “criminal plans of the Lublin men”.
950
Feb. [4] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Negotiations in the European Advisory Commission regarding the agreements on Germany; status of Venezuela; summary of the Arciszewski letter to Roosevelt.
951
Feb. 4 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Request for a summary of the Mikolajczyk memorandum previously shown to Bohlen; desire for a status report on the question of five Latin American “Associated Nations”; request for a summary of the Department’s views on an article by Malinin on regional-security arrangements.
952
Feb. 5 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Transmission of latest information from Hurley concerning the situation in China and the proposed visit of Soong to Moscow.
952
Feb. [6] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Summary of the Mikolajczyk memorandum on the government and boundaries of Poland.
953
Feb. [6] The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Status of the “Associated Nations” of South America; comment on an article in the Soviet press on regional arrangements.
954
Feb. 6 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
French proposal to address a warning to the German Government against maltreatment of French prisoners of war and deportees.
955
[Page LXXVI]1945 Feb. 6 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Notification of Soviet approval of the protocol on zones of occupation in Germany and of the agreement on control machinery.
956
Feb. 7 The President’s Secretary to the President’s Administrative Assistant
References to difficulties and involved situation.
956
Feb. 7 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Review of recent French developments from Caffery for Hopkins; Tito-Šubašić negotiations regarding regents.
956
Feb. 7 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the President
Report on the status of implementing directives.
957
Feb. 7 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Objections to the issuance of a statement regarding the results of the discussions on the Macmillan proposal.
958
Feb. 7 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
British concern over an aviation agreement between the United States and Ireland.
959
Feb. 8 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Explanation of the reasons for the signature of an aviation agreement between the United States and Ireland.
959
Feb. 8 The Ambassador in China to the President
Suggestion for a conference in New Delhi between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Chiang.
960
Feb. 9 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
The Greek situation; postponement of Soong’s visit to Moscow; Tito and King Peter; surrender terms for Germany; Massigli’s proposals regarding French zones of occupation.
960
Feb. 10 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Tito-Šubašić negotiations; Soviet removal of oil equipment from Rumania.
961
Feb. 10 The President’s Secretary to the President’s Administrative Assistant
Arrangement for press conference with Byrnes.
962
Feb. 10 The Secretary of State to the President
Request for indication to the British of interest in the implementation of Article VII of the Lend-Lease Agreement.
962
Feb. 10 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Proposal to resume discussions on commercial policies pursuant to Article VII of the Lend-Lease Agreement.
962
Feb. 11 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Importance of cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom in fostering the recuperation of Italy.
963
Feb. 11 The British Foreign Secretary to the Soviet Foreign Commissar Proposal that eight questions on which discussions were not concluded at Yalta should be taken up through diplomatic channels. 964
[Page LXXVII]

10. Signed Agreements

exchange of notes

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. 10 President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin
Request for Stalin’s support in case the United States should decide to ask for additional votes in the United Nations Assembly.
966
Feb. 10 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Request for Churchill’s support in case the United States should decide to ask for additional votes in the United Nations Assembly.
966
Feb. 11 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Churchill’s agreement to Roosevelt’s request.
967
Feb. 11 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Stalin’s agreement to Roosevelt’s request.
967

trilateral documents

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. 11 Communiqué Issued at the End of the Conference
Statement signed by the three Heads of Governments and issued at the end of the conference.
968
Feb. 11 Protocol of Proceedings
Summary of conclusions of the conference signed by the three Foreign Secretaries.
975
Feb. 11 Protocol on German Reparation
Agreement signed by the three Heads of Government.
982
Feb. 11 Agreement Regarding Entry of the Soviet Union Into the War Against Japan
Agreement signed by the three Heads of Government.
984

bilateral document

Date Paper Page
1945 Feb. 11 Agreement Between the United States and the Soviet Union Concerning Liberated Prisoners of War and Civilians
Agreement signed by Major General Deane and Lieutenant General Gryzlov.
985

11. Post-Conference Documents

Date Paper Page
1 Editorial Note 988
1945 Mar. 6 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Assertion that Stalin had agreed to invite Sapieha and Witos to come to Yalta.
989
Mar. 8 The Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion to the President
Statement of certain discussions at Yalta with respect to shipping.
989
[Page LXXVIII]1945 Mar. 19 The Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs to the Secretary of State
Recommendation that the President should not at this time send a message to Stalin on the subject of representation of the Ukraine and White Russian Soviet Republics at the United Nations Conference at San Francisco, but that instead Stettinius should take up the matter with Gromyko; draft message from the President to Stalin; memorandum of points to be made by Stettinius in talking to Gromyko; review of the Yalta negotiations on representation of the Soviet Union in the proposed United Nations organization.
990
Apr. 2 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Reference to Soviet approval at Yalta of proposals for United States air teams to appraise bomb damage in Sovietcontrolled territory and for a naval team to visit Gdynia.
992
Apr. 7 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Assertion of three decisions made at the Yalta Conference respecting the reorganization of the Polish Government.
993
June 3 Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs
Excerpts from handwritten notes of the plenary meeting of February 6 at Yalta.
994
June 3 The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal to President Truman of a report on statements made at Yalta regarding voting procedure in the Security Council.
995