Casablanca Conference


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Casablanca Conference,

Jan. 14–24, 1943, World War II meeting of U.S. President Franklin Delano RooseveltRoosevelt, Franklin Delano
, 1882–1945, 32d President of the United States (1933–45), b. Hyde Park, N.Y. Early Life

Through both his father, James Roosevelt, and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, he came of old, wealthy families.
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 and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillChurchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer,
1874–1965, British statesman, soldier, and author; son of Lord Randolph Churchill. Early Career

Educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, he became (1894) an officer in the 4th hussars.
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 at Casablanca, French Morocco. A joint declaration pledged that the war would end only with the unconditional surrender of the Axis states. No agreement was reached on the claims for leadership of the rival French generals, Henri H. GiraudGiraud, Henri Honoré
, 1879–1949, French general. He served in World War I and in the campaign in Morocco (1925–26). A commander in World War II, he was captured by the Germans in May, 1940, but made a dramatic escape (1942) to unoccupied France and from there
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 and Charles de Gaullede Gaulle, Charles
, 1890–1970, French general and statesman, first president (1959–69) of the Fifth Republic. The World Wars

During World War I de Gaulle served with distinction until his capture in 1916. In The Army of the Future (1934, tr.
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, who also attended the conference.
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Perhaps surprisingly, he examines only one of the Roosevelt-Churchill conferences in any detail, using the January 1943 Casablanca Conference as an example of these intense and contentious gatherings.
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He challenges several ideas about the war, including that a large amount of munitions from American factories defeated Axis powers, that General Albert Wedemeyer devised the strategic and industrial plan that would win the war, and that Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall went to the Casablanca conference to push for a 1943 invasion of Northern Europe.
The Allied powers had agreed at the Casablanca Conference in January 1943 that only the unconditional surrender of Germany would be acceptable.
During World War II, Casablanca was both a staging area for American military aircraft and host to the 1943 Casablanca Conference, where U.
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Winston Churchill's cigar smoked by him at the 1943 Casablanca conference has become a part of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.