The Turkish president, Ismet Inönü, was also there and the possibility of Turkey entering the war was the major topic of discussion. Churchill favoured immediate entry. Roosevelt was more cautious and worried that the fighting might go badly for the Turks. The Turks concurred. (They did not enter the Second World War until February 1945.)On the drive from Cairo to the pyramids, Roosevelt told Churchill about the final decision for the choice of Commander-in-Chief for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northern Europe. Roosevelt said that he had decided that General Marshall would remain in the United States and that Eisenhower would command the invasion.
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