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Convinced Of Russian Leaders' Wish For Friendship REASON FOR HALT ON ELBE Rec. 2.30 p.m. MOSCOW, Aug. 13. General Eisenhower told a Press conference that he never halted his troops on the Elbe or elsewhere because • the Red Army or Generalissimo Stalin asked him to. He told his commanders weeks ahead to halt at:the Elbe. It was never his plan to halt at any military or political zone. "The Allies halted at the Elbe because I wanted to break up Hitler's southern redoubt as soon as possible," he added. General Eisenhower said that Generalissimo Stalin had convinced him of the Russian leaders' paramount desire always to remain friendly with the United States. He added that he had discussed the atomic <foomb with Marshal Zhukov but Generalissimo Stalin had asked him nothing about it.


IVJ DAY CELEBRATIONS Rec. 2.30 p.m. , LONDON, Aug. 13. .An official - 'announcement states that the King, will broadcast on the evening of* VJ day. There will be. no alteration in the plans already made for the State opening of Parliament on. day next.

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EISENHOWER SPEAKS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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EISENHOWER SPEAKS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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