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Josef Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Tehran, 1943

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

Wartime Conferences of the 'Big Three': The 'Big Three' at Tehran. From left to right: Marshal Josef Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

In 1943 the Allies met in Tehran to plan their strategy. Britain and the US agreed to launch a cross-Channel attack in the following spring. The Soviet Union had been demanding a ‘second front’ in the west since July 1941. This photograph shows (from left to right) Marshal Josef Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Tehran.

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