In January 1943, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt met for the first time during the war on the Eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco had recently been occupied by the United States Army as part of the successful Operation TORCH, in which Anglo-American forces took control of the Vichy French territories of North Africa. The two leaders gathered at Casablanca with their military chiefs of staff to decide upon strategy for the coming year.
Join us online Wednesday, 18 January 2023, at 2:00 PM (EST), 7:00 PM London (GMT) as International Curchill Society Executive Director Justin Reash interviews Allen Packwood on the eightieth anniversary of the Casablanca conference, which set the stage for how the allies would win the Second World War, including the significant “unconditional surrender” strategy.
Allen Packwood BA, MPhil (Cantab), is a Fellow of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded an OBE for services to archives and scholarship in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. His book How Churchill Waged War was published by Pen & Sword in 2018.
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