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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

President Truman and General Eisenhower Talk in Frankfort, Germany

In the foreground facing the camera are Lieutenant Kay Summersby, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and President Harry S. Truman. In the background, to the right of Truman is General Harry Vaughan. All other military personnel at the airfield are unidentified. The President is in Frankfort, Germany traveling during a break in the Potsdam Conference. Donated in the name of Don Costello.

Screen Gems Collection (outtakes from the television series "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman")

Former president Harry S. Truman, standing in front of a map of Europe, indicates where the Allied forces were located around Germany near the end of World War II. The locations were determined by General Eisenhower, who claimed that Berlin was no longer of strategic value. Eisenhower's judgment of Berlin was a mistake, as Berlin has been under contention ever since.