Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta

The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe. The three states were represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively. The conference was held near Yalta in Crimea, Soviet Union, within the Livadia, Yusupov, and Vorontsov Palaces.

Italian courtyard, Livadia Palace, the site of the historical photo / Image: via cfrankdavis.wordpress.com

Yalta was the second of three major wartime conferences among the Big Three. It was preceded by the Tehran Conference in November 1943, and was followed by the Potsdam Conference in July 1945.

The Conference, also known as the Crimea Conference and code-named the Argonaut Conference, held February 4–11, 1945. Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin / Image: by Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives, via commons.wikimedia.org

Featured Image: The Yalta Conference 1945 / Image: by Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives

Websites: Official site of the Livadia Palace, yalta.rk.gov.ru

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