Foreign Ministers reading General Eisenhower's message, California, May 1945


Photograph. U.S. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius (second from left) reading to fellow foreign ministers of the nations sponsoring the United Nations Security Conference, in a small library or study. Official Caption: "Rome. 6/1/45--Foreign Ministers read Eisenhower's message---U.S. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius reads to fellow foreign ministers of the nations sponsoring the United Nations Security Conference on May 4, 1945. A message just received from U.S. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower announcing the surrender of German troops in Holland, northwestern Germany and Denmark to Field Marshall Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. Pictured are (left to right) British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Mr. Stettinius, Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav M. Molotov and Chinese Foreign Minister T. V. Soong. The room is the library of the penthouse in San Francisco where Mr. Stettinius stayed during the United Nations Conference on International Security, which began April 25, 1945.--PPA Photo. Serviced by Rome OWI (A List Out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6499." San Francisco, California. 4 May 1945

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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