The Alco diesel Da20-27 locomotive that brought Joseph Stalin and his party to Germany for the Potsdam Conference, Jul 1945

Caption   The Alco diesel Da20-27 locomotive that brought Joseph Stalin and his party to Germany for the Potsdam Conference, Jul 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-14059-0005
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Potsdam Conference   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 15 Jul 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Mar 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
16 Oct 2013 09:01:02 AM

When Stalin travelled from Moscow to the Potsdam Conference in July 1945, he made the 1,923 km journey in a convoy of up to eight armoured trains. One reason for this was his fear of flying, the other being his fear of assassination by anti-Soviet partisans in Ukraine, Belorussia and Poland.

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