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The Ambassador in Czechoslovakia (Steinhardt) to the Secretary of State

117. Acting Foreign Minister57 informally let me know that Russians have agreed “to take” about one million of the Sudeten Germans as soon as their expulsion from the country is possible. He also expressed as his personal opinion that defeat of Churchill58 may injure Czechoslovak interests in general as Labor Party protected German Sudeten Social Democrats and opposed legitimate national aspirations and territorial demands of Czechoslovakia.

  1. Vlado Clementis.
  2. The Labor Party defeated the Conservative Party in the British general elections of July 1945, and on July 26 the government of Prime Minister Winston Churchill was replaced by the government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee.