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Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 23: Yalta

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A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

In an attempt to come to a better understanding with Russia, Churchill goes to Yalta, on the Black Sea, to meet Stalin and the now ailing Roosevelt. The dismembering of Germany and the partition of Berlin into four zones is agreed; the structure of the Security Council of the United Nations is discussed and the five permanent members are given the right of using the veto - a right which Russia is to use eighty-eight times in the years ahead. A secret agreement regarding Russia's participation in the war against Japan is made between Roosevelt and Stalin with Churchill's reluctant concurrence. As Churchill reports to the House on his return, the Russians already violate the Yalta agreement in Rumania - a pattern of things to come. But the United Nations survives.

Contributors

Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers






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