Towards the end of 1943, the ‘Big Three’ met for the first time – they hadn’t all been together before – in Teheran. It was to be a momentous conference. Relations between the three men were fraught, with Roosevelt and Churchill both suspicious of Stalin. It was also clear that Roosevelt intended to deal independently with Stalin and leave Churchill out of his discussions, again turning down Churchill’s proposals that the Allies continue to advance on Germany from the Mediterranean.
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