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CONFERENCE ENDED Prime Minister Greeted By London Crowd N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 11 a.m. LONDON, Aug. 2. The Prime Minister, Mr. Attlee, was given a rousing welcome by a crowd which extended from Downing Street to the far side of Whitehall when he returned from the Big Three Conference at Potsdam shortly after 11 a.m. As the Prime Minister's car turned into Downing Street the crowd waved and cheered enthusiastically. At the Prime Minister's residence the Lord President of the Council, Mr. Herbert Morrison, and other Labour leaders were waiting to welcome him. Mr. Morrison was first to greet Mr. Attlee as he stepped out of his car. He was hatless and was followed by detectives. Mr. Attlee, smiling broadly, shook hands with his colleagues. "I have had a good trip," he said, "but I am glad to be among you again." Mr. Attlee left Potsdam in a Royal Air Force Skymaster, piloted by Wing-Commander E. Fraser, who piloted Mr. Churchill for two and a half years. The plane was escorted by six Mosquitoes.

British and Russian officials gathered to take leave of Mr. Attlee, who before leaving thanked the British military police for their work during the conference. The British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Bevin, went on a tour of Berlin, in the course of which he inspected Hitler's Chancellery. Later he left for London in a Skymaster plane with an escort of Mosquitoes.

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ATTLEE AND BEVIN BACK FROM POTSDAM, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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ATTLEE AND BEVIN BACK FROM POTSDAM Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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