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NEW BRITISH CHIEFS No Inkling Of Questions Discussed N.Z.P.A. and British Wireless Rec. 11.30 a.m. LONDON, July 29. The Big Three Conference continued to-day and satisfactory progress was achieved, says the Potsdam correspondent, quoting an official statement. There are indications that the Big Three Conference may end on Tuesday or Wednesday and that the drafting of, the momentous proclamation, already begun, continues, says Reuters Potsdam correspondent in a later message. The same secrecy shrouds Mr. Attlee and Mr. Bevin as that which screened Mr. Churchill and Mr. Eden. The leaders of the three nations are now believed to have met 12 times, but no inkling of what happened at the discussions or even what questions were debated has come from the conference.

The Associated Press correspondent says that with the end of the conference in sight interest is being intensified in the final communique, in which will be revealed the framework of future collaboration. There are no authoritative grounds for anticipating that the Far East war will be mentioned specifically, and decisions affecting military affairs will almost certainly be kept from the public. British Traders Ply To Berlin The Prime Minister, Mr. Attlee, and the Foreign Secretary, Mr. Bevi.i, on their journey to the Big Three Conference, flew separately to Berlin from the Royal Air Force Transport Command's airfield at Northolt in four-engined Skymaster planes. Mr. Attlee's aircraft was that formerly used by Mr. Churchill and was flown by the same crew. His Skymaster had an escort of Mosquitoes. When his plane landed, at the airfield near Berlin, Mr. Attlee was welcomed by British officials and by the Russian, General Koronadzy. Mr. Bevin's plane landed a few minutes later. Mr. Attlee inspected an R.A.F. guard of honour and the party drove to the Potsdam compound. Immediately afterward Mr. Attlee and Mr. Bevin paid formal calls on President Truman and Generalissimo Stalin, following which the conference went into plenary session. Mr. Bevin, Mr. J. F. Byrnes, United States Secretary of State, and M. Molotov, Soviet Foreign Minister, attended the meeting.

The Press association diplomatic correspondent says it is confirmed that neither Mr. Churchill nor Mr. Eden will return to the Big Three meetings.

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POTSDAM TALKS MAY END IN DAY OR TWO, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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POTSDAM TALKS MAY END IN DAY OR TWO Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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