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TRU Blog Archive for February, 2015

WWII 70: Marching to Victory | February 10, 2015

WWII highlights from the Truman Library’s archives and collections

Marching to Victory: The Bombing of Dresden

February 13-15, 1945

Seventy years ago, the Allied nations joined forces to defeat fascist brutality in Germany and Japan. That march to victory, however, was not without its own horror. Then as now, the bombing of Dresden exemplifies the cruelty of that cruelest of wars.

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WWII 70: Marching to Victory | February 1, 2015

WWII highlights from the Truman Library’s archives and collections

Marching to Victory: The Yalta Conference

February 1945

70 years ago, three men mapped the end of World War II. Did they also pave the way for a Cold War?

From February 4-11, 1945, the Crimean resort town of Yalta hosted some of the most powerful men in the world. These officials did not come to Yalta for relaxation, however. In what was only their second (and last) meeting together, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin (along with other military and political figures of the “Big Three” nations) planned their final victory over the Axis powers and reached an agreement for governing Europe.

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WWII 70: Marching to Victory