January 1, 1970

The Atlantic Charter was a statement of principles and freedoms upon which the Allies agreed, defining their shared goals for the post-war world. It helped define the parameters of many international agreements that have shaped the world in the years since 1941 – but it didn’t commit the US to entering the war. That was to be made inevitable only a few months later.

copyright: Reproduced from the Baroness Spencer Churchill Papers with the permission of Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London, on behalf of the Master, Fellows and Scholars of Churchill College, Cambridge. Original held at The Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill Coll

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