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date: 27 January 2023

Atlantic Charter. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Theodore A. WilsonTheodore A. Wilson

On 9–12 August 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met secretly aboard U.S. and British warships anchored in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The two leaders and their respective staffs brought divergent agendas to their Newfoundland rendezvous. The British sought active American participation in the military effort to block Axis threats in North Africa, the Atlantic islands, and Southeast Asia. Roosevelt hoped to obtain a statement of “peace aims” to counteract ... ...

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