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THOUSANDS TO SEE HISTORIC MEETING

KING AND MR. TRUMAN

Crowds Flock To Plymouth For View From Hoe Rec. 1 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 1. Thousands of visitors to-night are flocking to Plymouth to witness from a distance the historic meeting to-morrow of the King and President Truman, reports the Daily Mail. They will be able to watch from the broad slopes of famous Plymouth Hoe as President Truman first visits His Majesty on board the British battleship Renown and then later see the King repay the call to the United States heavy cruiser Augusta. The historic meeting will take place little more than 4000 yards from where the Pilgrim fathers in the Mayflower left for America in 1620. It will be the first time a British monarch and a United States President have met in England since President Woodrow Wilson visited the country during the last war. The King will entertain President Truman at lunch on H.M.S. Renown at Mill Bay, near Plymouth at noon. The King, attended by Viscount Halifax, British Ambassador to Washingtflg. left for Mill Bay tonight anjSft'l to-morrow embark on the RencJlP, which will be lying at anchor. President Truman is expected to arrive from Potsdam at a Cornish airfield from where he will go to an unnamed port to board the cruiser Augusta, which will steam to Mill Bay. The President, accompanied by Mr. J. F. Byrnes, American Secretary of State, and Admiral D. W. Leahy, his Commander-in-Chief, will board the Renown from the Augusta. After lunch Mr. Truman will return to the Augusta, which the King will board to take leave of him. The Queen will not accompany the King.

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THOUSANDS TO SEE HISTORIC MEETING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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THOUSANDS TO SEE HISTORIC MEETING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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