Thursday, Apr 26, 1945
The Reds have surrounded Berlin. Patton is within 15 miles of Austria. The Germans are battling in the streets, in the subways – everywhere. The war of words is heating up, too as delegates gather in San Francisco to shape the world that will emerge when this war is over. President Truman called on the delegates to establish “a world organization for the enforcement of peace.” That sounds promising except Stalin is insisting Polish delegates be pro-soviet. And he wants three votes for Russia – one each for the soviet union, the White Russians who opposed it, and the Ukrainian republic.