International: On to Berlin

Berlin had held the Big Three together in war. Now the heads of the Big Three would meet in or near Berlin's ruins, to test whether cooperation could carry over to the construction of "a just and durable peace." The date of the Truman-Stalin-Churchill meeting would be some time between July 5 (when Britain elects a new Parliament) and July 7 (when election results will be announced).

Preparing for the meeting, diplomats last week reviewed the two months of Big Three relations attending the European war's end. As the cohesive element—a common, dangerous enemy—dwindled away, relations obviously worsened. Peace disclosed deep conflicts...

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