HST-FBP_14-81_01 - 1945-07-16

Transcript Date

Berlin July 16, 1945

Dear Bess:

We arrived in Berlin yesterday afternoon about three o'clock. Were received with all the honors possible. The Russian, British and our own ambassadors and ministers met us at the airport. I reviewed the troops drawn up as a guard of honor and then we were taken to a house in Potsdam, where I am told the head of the movie colony lived before the Russians came in. He is not available for interview now. Most of us believe that he is somewhere between here and Siberia on probably special duty.

The Prime Minister came to see me this morning. He brought his daughter and Mrs. Eden, and we had a very pleasant conference. I am expecting to see the marshal from Russia either this afternoon or tomorrow, and then business starts.

This house is on a beautiful location--overlooks a lake--and I have all the comforts of home and get as much waiting on as I get at the White House, which I am sure is too much.

Tell Margaret she still owes me a letter.

You send your letters to the White House with instructions that they be forwarded on to me and I will get them almost as promptly as if you sent them to me in Washington.

Lots of love, Harry

Only way I could get this in a pouch.