It was clear, therefore, that, as the political and military leaders of the Anglo-American segment of the Grand Alliance began to foregather at Malta, Western inter-Allied collaboration was not functioning at its most harmonious. Nevertheless, friction over procedure and fears about the ultimate settlement of Europe did not outweigh the general sense of confidence and elation created by the successes of the previous year and the prospect of victory over Germany. By comparison with the mood at later international gatherings, that at Malta and Yalta could be considered optimistic.
KeywordsPrime Minister Security Council Plenary Session Foreign Minister Soviet Republic
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