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PLANS CO-ORDINATED TO DEFEAT JAPANESE

BRITAIN AND AMERICA

Outcome Of Conferences At Potsdam N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 12.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 3. President Truman and Mr. Attlee agreed on a co-ordinated plan for the defeat of Japan, which might involve major changes in the command in the Pacific, says the Associated Press correspondent aboard the cruiser Augusta. Mr, Truman said that from the beginning he resolved to keep the American public fully informed on the tripartite agreements reached. Accordingly, no secret agreements of any kind were made at Potsdam. The President is preparing a report which will be broadcast to the nation shortly after his return to Washington next week. The Foreign Office has issued the following statement:— "During the Potsdam Conference British and American Chiefs of Staff daily conferred to perfect details of the co-ordination of British and American forces in accomplishing the total defeat of the Japanese military and naval forces and Japan's unconditional surrender as early as possible. The British will . bring to bear against Japan all their naval, land and air forces which can be advantageously used. "The Chiefs of Staff discussed the reallocation of areas and commands in the South-west Pacific and Southeast Asia areas. Consideration was also given to the employment in tne war against Japan of the forces of other Allied nations who are at wai with Japan. The Prime Minister and President approved the proposals of the Chiefs of Staff.

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PLANS CO-ORDINATED TO DEFEAT JAPANESE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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PLANS CO-ORDINATED TO DEFEAT JAPANESE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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