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This week in the War, 29 Jan–4 Feb 1945: The Yalta conference

This week in the war saw the start of the Yalta conference between the big three, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. (De Gaulle was not invited.) The conference took place at Yalta in the Crimea between 4 and 11 February 1945. … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 6–12 November 1944: United States presidential election makes history

This week in the war, on 7 November 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt made history by becoming the first (and last) president of the United States to be elected to a fourth term in office. Roosevelt defeated the Republican challenger, New … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 29 Nov–5 Dec 1943: The Second Cairo Conference

Following closely after the Tehran Conference, Churchill and Roosevelt met once again in Cairo, at what would be the Second Cairo Conference. It started this week in the war, on 4 December 1943. The Turkish president, Ismet Inönü, was also … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 22–28 November 1943: The Tehran conference

This week in the war, 28 November 1943, saw the start of the Tehran conference where the ‘Big Three,’ Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to confer on the future conduct of the war. (Rumours—all unsubstantiated—have persisted that SS officer Otto Skorzeny … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 23–29 August 1943: The First Quebec Conference

This week in the war, on 24 August 1943, the eight-day conference in Quebec City drew to a close. Churchill, Roosevelt and the Canadian Prime Minister were in attendance. Decisions made included giving priority to the British and US air … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 11–17 January 1943: The Casablanca Conference

This week in the war, 14 January 1943, a conference of world leaders opened in Casablanca—a venue familiar to the American and British publics through the recently released Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman movie, Casablanca. Churchill and Roosevelt attended, as did de … Continue reading

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Vignette: Pearl Harbor Day

“A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY.” Today, Sunday 7 December 2014 is Pearl Harbor Day—a time to remember those who died exactly seventy-three years ago and to remember the dramatic event that triggered the entry of the United States into … Continue reading

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