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How strong was the wartime friendship between Britain, the USA and the USSR 1941-45?
A publicity photograph taken at the Yalta Conference between Britain, the USA and USSR in February 1945. The three leaders sitting down are Churchill (Britain), Roosevelt (USA) and Stalin (USSR) A publicity photograph taken at the Yalta Conference between Britain, the USA and USSR in February 1945. The three leaders sitting down are Churchill (Britain), Roosevelt (USA) and Stalin (USSR)
  A publicity photograph taken at the Potsdam Conference between Britain, the USA and USSR in July 1945. The Soviet leader was still Stalin. The US leader by this time was President Truman. Churchill represented Britain but was defeated in an election in Britain during the conference and was replaced by Clement Atlee A publicity photograph taken at the Potsdam Conference between Britain, the USA and USSR in July 1945. The Soviet leader was still Stalin. The US leader by this time was President Truman. Churchill represented Britain but was defeated in an election in Britain during the conference and was replaced by Clement Atlee
  Look at the images. As these pictures were taken in 1945, Britain, the USA and the USSR were coming to the end of a long and bitter war with Germany and Japan. We can see that it is all smiles between the leaders.

But do these images reflect the true relationship between the Big Three? Or was this just a good show for the cameras?

We have 4 case studies which will help you to develop your own views on the Big Question. Look at the Big Question section to see exact details of what you have to do. When you are clear in your own mind, click on the case studies to begin your investigation.

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* Allies at war - what the public saw * *
* The Yalta Conference * *
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* Allies at war - what the public did not see * *
* The Potsdam Conference *
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