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The Atlantic Charter

August 24, 1941. Broadcast London.

Churchill arranged to meet President Roosevelt – it was to be their first meeting – In Placentia Bay on the barren shores of Newfoundland. He made the journey across the Atlantic aboard Britain’s newest battleship HMS Prince of Wales, travelling at high speed with frequent alterations of course to evade German U-Boats. On 12 August the Prime Minister and President put their signatures to be known as the ‘Atlantic Charter’.

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