The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. In January, 1943, President Roosevelt embarked on a secret mission that would determine the course of World War Two, and ultimately the world we live in today. His destination - Casablanca, Morocco. His goal - to finalize Allied military plans with the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. It … Continue reading The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender

Casablanca Conference

70th Anniversary of the Casablanca Conference – January 14-24, 1943 From 1942 to 1944 one subject dominated Allied strategic debate—the creation of a Second Front in Europe. This thorny issue caused friction between America, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. It topped the agenda of the January 1943 summit meeting between FDR and Winston Churchill … Continue reading Casablanca Conference

This Week in Roosevelt History: January 8-14

January 14, 1943: FDR leaves for the Casablanca Conference with Winston Churchill and becomes the first president to leave the U.S. during wartime. Franklin D. Roosevelt reviews the troops during his trip to Morocco for the Casablanca Conference. January 21, 1943 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22 3628(2). Franklin D. Roosevelt with Winston Churchill at … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: January 8-14