Short Talk

On his 100th day as U.S. President, Harry Truman emerged from the secrecy-fenced Potsdam compound of the Big Three meeting (see INTERNATIONAL). He had a ceremonial job to do in Berlin, and he evidently relished doing it. Along with War Secretary Stimson and Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton and Clay, he went to witness the raising of the official U.S. victory flag* over the headquarters of the U.S. Group Control Council.

Brown-suited Harry Truman stood in the cobblestoned court of what had been a German Air Force headquarters, saw the flag break out at the top of the...

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