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SECRET MEETING HELD IN BERLIN

CHURCHILL-STALIN Talk Of Primary Objects Achieved N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 11.30 a.m. LONDON, July 20. It is disclosed in Berlin that Mr. Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin, alone except for interpreters, held a secret meeting, says Reuters Berlin correspondent. The meeting occurred on Wednesday night. The two leaders dined together and talked for three hours.

■ Important primary objectives appear to have been achieved by the Big Three, but there is no sign of the news ban being lifted.

After a State dinner last night the Big Three spent a musical evening, says Reuters Berlin correspondent. An American concert pianist, Sergeant Eugene List, on a balcony overlooking the terrace and lake, played Chopin and Tschaikovsky selections and three preludes by the modern Russian composer, Shostakovitch.

Generalissimo Stalin walked over to the pianist, congratulated and toasted him and asked him to play more. Sergeant List then played Russian and American folk songs.

President Truman, at the request of Mr. Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin, played Beethoven's Minuet in G.

It is officially announced from Berlin that the United States Shipping Controller, Admiral Emory S. Land, who was summoned by President Truman, has arrived at Potsdam with his staff.

President Truman to-day watched the hoisting in Berlin of the United States flag which will fly over Tokyo when the war with Japan is won, writes a Berlin correspondent, quoted by British Official WireJess. It-is the flag which was flying on the capitol in Washington when the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbour, since when it has flown at Casablanca, Algiers and Rome.

In a short speech at the ceremony the President said: "Let us not forget we are fighting for peace and for the welfare of mankind. We are not fighting for conquest. If we can put this tremendous machine of ours, which has made this victory possible, to work for peace we can look forward to the greatest age in the history of mankind. That is what we propose."

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SECRET MEETING HELD IN BERLIN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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SECRET MEETING HELD IN BERLIN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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