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Comprehension
5a Explain what is happening to the armed forces of Britain, France, Canada and the USA.
5b Make a list of the reasons why Soviet actions worried Churchill.
5c What does this telegram suggest about the state of the relationship between Britain, the USA and USSR in 1945?

Analysis and Interpretation
5d If you had to rate his concerns in order of importance, what would be the top two? Explain your answer.
5e From the other evidence in this section, do you think Churchill's concerns were justified? Use two other pieces of source material to support your view.
5f The USSR often accused Churchill of being a troublemaker who hated the USSR. If Stalin had seen this telegram, how might he have used it for anti-British propaganda?

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Telegram from Prime Minister Winston Churchill to US President Truman, May 12th 1945. It comments on relations between the Allies in the months after the Yalta Conference

Telegram from Prime Minister Winston Churchill to US President Truman, May 12th 1945. It comments on relations between the Allies in the months after the Yalta Conference