2. After a prolonged struggle Foreign Secretary agreed with Americans and Russians on a very good draft about Poland last night. He is telegraphing this to you. Only remaining point is arrangement for supervising voting and also for our informing ourselves properly about what is going on in Poland. All the reality in this business depends on this point, which will be fought out today.
After long and difficult talks all sides agreed a solution to the Polish issue last night. The last issue is to make sure that voting is fair and that we can know what is happening in Poland for certain. This is important and will be discussed today.
An extract from a telegram from Churchill in Yalta to the Deputy Prime Minister (Clement Attlee) on 10 February 1945 marked "From: Argonaut" – the code name given to the Yalta Conference. The telegram is feeding back the day’s progress from the meetings to the British government in London.
Through the course of the conference, several rounds of talks took place between the Big Three, as well as additional meetings held by Foreign Secretaries and other delegates, to come to an agreement including arrangements for Poland. The telegram is explaining the result of these discussions in simple terms for the information of the War Cabinet.
Remember we are hoping that this source can be useful to us in investigating how far the Yalta Conference showed unity between the Big Three on the future of Poland. Sources usually help historians in two ways:
Which of the inferences below can be made from this source?
|On a scale of 1-5 how far do you agree that this source supports this inference?||Which extract(s) from the source support your argument?|
|Churchill is very pleased with the solution reached on Poland.|
|The agreement came easily when the Foreign Secretary met with the US and Russian delegates.|
|Churchill is confident of what is happening in Poland at the time.|
|There are no barriers to prevent this agreement being reached.|
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