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President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill at Anglo-American Meeting

Meeting between American and British government officials in Washington, D.C. Seated (L to R): Sir Anthony Eden, British Foreign Minister; Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister; President Harry S. Truman; Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State; John W. Snyder, U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Secretary of Defense. Standing (L to R): Walter S. Gifford, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain; General Omar N. Bradley; Sir Oliver Franks, British Ambassador to the U.S.; Lord Frederick Cherwell; Lord Hastings L. Ismay; W. Averell Harriman.

Prime Minister Attlee, President Harry Truman, and General Secretary Stalin at the Potsdam Conference

Photograph of (L to R): Great Britain Prime Minster Clement R. Attlee, United States President Harry S. Truman, and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin, seated in the garden at the Potsdam Conference. This photograph was taken on July 26, 1945 and was the first ever color news photograph to be transmitted and received by radio waves and published. The photograph was taken by the US Army Signal Corps and transmitted by Master Sergeant Joseph E.

Dedication of the State Department Building in Honor of Harry S. Truman

C-SPAN coverage of the dedication of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, which took place outside the building. Master of ceremonies is James Earl Jones; speakers include George Elsey, John Ross Truman, Representative Ike Skelton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and President Bill Clinton. After the ceremony, the participants unveiled the new sign.

Post war visit of former Axis power officials

The first representatives of Japan, Germany, and Italy to visit the United States since World War II are welcomed to Washington, D. C. by Speaker of the House Joseph W. Martin, Jr. in his office at the House of Representatives. Left to right: Dr. Chen Li-fu, Dr. Michael Horlacher, Speaker Martin, Umberto Calosso, Kensuke Horinouchi, and U Ba Lwin. They are in Washington en route from the MRA World Assembly for ideological preparedness in California. Ambassador Horinouchi was also greeted at the State Department, the first Japanese official to visit Washington, D. C. since the war.