Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta

The conference held at Yalta, in February 1945 was to decide the shape of post-war Europe. It drew the borders of the future Cold War, which was to last for the next 40 years. Hugh Lunghi was an interpreter who translated Stalin's words for Roosevelt and Churchill.

(Photo: British Prime minister Winston Churchill (L), US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (C) and USSR Secretary General of the Soviet Communist Party (PCUS), Joseph Stalin (R) pose at the start of the Conference of the Allied powers in Yalta, Crimea, on 4 February 1945 at the end of World War Two. Credit: SFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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