The Malta Conference in Malta, January - February 1945. The Malta fortification, building and towers. A plane taxis on the Luqa Airport on the island. General Woods, Smith, Marshall and Brehon B. Somervell deplane in Malta. Major General C.P. Woods shakes hands. Lt. General Walter B. Smith met by British Air Commander Whitney Strait. Ambassador W. Abel Hellemen with Major General F. M. Andersen. Arrival of Admiral Ernest J.King at the airport. Field Marshall Sir Harold Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theater. Admiral Andrew and B. Cunningham greet each other. General George C. Marshall steps off a plane. General Brehon B. Somervell greets England's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. On February 2, 1945 an American warship arrives with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is saluted by the British Prime Minister Churchill. Sailors on deck. View of the Montgomery House. Combined meeting of U.S. and British Chiefs of Staff at the Montgomery House. The chiefs are seated around a table, military plans agreed upon. A wall map in the background. Delegates leave for another conference. Policemen control the crowds on either sides of a street. A Russian airport near Yalta in the Crimea. A transport plane lands at the airport. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov greets Allied leaders outside a tent. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off the plane. UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. The flags of three countries fly over the field: US, UK and Soviet Union. Secretary of State outside the tent. Harry Hopkins arrives. Prime Minister Churchill gets off a UK plane. Kremlin Guards form the guard of honor. Franklin D Roosevelt greeted by Russian reception committee. Daughters of Roosevelt and Churchill talk All the delegates around the transport plane. Delegates salute during the national anthem. British Prime Minister and U.S. President inspect the guard of honor after the national anthem. Kremlin Guards march past in review.
Malta Conference meeting of American and British Allied leaders on island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, beginning January 30, 1945. C-54 aircraft lands on airfield in Malta, with U.S. staff officers aboard. Leaders exit plane starting with U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J King, greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union Averell Harriman. U.S. Army General George Marshall exits with Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell, and they are greeted by British Army Field Marshal Wilson and Mr. Harriman. Exterior of Montgomery House on Malta as dignitaries enter the conference. General Marshall and then Admiral King enter Montgomery House. Dignitaries seated at long table meet during conference at Montgomery House. Camera shows various attendees including British Field Marshal Alexander and Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke. Also Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Marshal Charles Portal and Marshal H. Wilson. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on British ship salutes arrival of President Roosevelt on U.S. Navy ship arriving for Crimea Yalta Conference. Yalta mountains and Black Sea views. Workmen unload communication equipment from ship and deliver it by truck convoy. Exterior of the Livadia Palace site of the Yalta Conference. Signal Corps wire the building and Army Navy message center and telephone exchange is shown. Stettinius, Anthony Eden, and other leaders arrive by aircraft and are greeted by Chairman of Council of People's Commissars Vyacheslav Molotov. British Prime Minister Churchill and American President Roosevelt arrive and meet Molotov and other Russian dignitaries. Russian honor guard stands in formation. Big Three of President Roosevelt, Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill at the palace. Dignitaries seated around conference table to discuss plans for occupation of Germany. They sign a statement. Big 3 dignitaries seated on a bench outside the palace pose for photos with officials.
Allied leaders at the Malta Conference (Code name: Argonaut, Phase I, Cricket) during World War II. A ship at a harbor in Yalta, Crimea. Smoke rises from stacks in the background. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the bridge of the British Royal Navy Cruiser, HMS Orion, salutes as the U.S. Cruiser USS Quincy (CA-71) assisted by a tugboat, passes, carrying U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Valletta Harbor, Malta. Crew members aboard the cruiser salute British Prime Minister Churchill.
The Malta Conference in Malta, United Kingdom during World War II. A guard opens the door of a car. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest King gets off the car. Admiral King and Commander Bornin walk into Montgomery House for the Malta Conference. A guard at the entrance door salutes the officers. U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union William Averell Harriman arrives in a car at Montgomery House. A guard opens the door of a car and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall gets off the car and walks into the building. U.S. Army Service Forces Commanding General Brehon Burke Somervell arriving with another officer for the conference. Several officers arriving for the conference. A large crowd gathered outside the building. U.S. and British officers leaving the Union Club after a luncheon. A crowd of civilians standing on either side of a street watching the officers. A few guards controlling the crowd as the officers walk towards vehicles. General Marshall comes out of the building holding documents. The General walking towards a car. An officer outside the building watches the General.
The Malta "Argonaut" Conference in Malta, United Kingdom during World War II. The Military Chiefs of Britain and the United States,preparing for the Malta Conference, seated at a table in Montgomery House. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall seated at the table looking at documents. U.S. Army Service Forces Commanding General Brehon Burke Somervell standing beside General Marshall and talking to the General. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest King seated beside General Marshall. United States Air Force General Laurence Sherman Kuter seated with other U.S. and British officers during the conference. British Army Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson and Royal Air Force Marshal Charles Portal seated among the officers. Field Marshal Wilson and an officer coming out of the Auberge de Castille, Valletta , the official headquarters for British delegation for the conference. Officers saluting the Field Marshal. The Field Marshal waiting outside the building with other officers. Chief of the Imperial General Staff Field Marshal Alan Brooke leaving the building with British General Hastings Lionel Ismay. A large crowd of officers and civilians watch the officers climbing down the steps of the building and stepping into a car.
Allied Officials arrive for the Malta Conference (Code Word: Argonaut, Phase I Cricket)during World War 2. U.S. Army Air Forces C-54 of Air Transport Command arrives at Luqa Airfield, Malta. It taxis to the Allied Air Terminal where Major General John E. Hull deplanes and is greeted on the tarmac. After exchanging greetings with those meeting him, he is taken away in a staff car. Another arrival is Lieutenant General Holland Smith, USMC. who is also greeted and departs in a staff car. Ambassador Averell Harriman and another diplomat arrive, on yet, another airplane, and are duly greeted at the Allied Air Terminal on Luqa airport, Malta