In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill conferred in their first wartime conference. Together they drafted the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration of the two nations’ war aims and beliefs. (photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)
Winston Churchill walks the deck of HMS Prince of Wales during the Atlantic Charter conference [1536 × 1155]
[Photo] Religious service on board HMS Prince of Wales during Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 10 Aug 1941; note Roosevelt, Churchill, King, Marshall, Dill, Stark, and Pound in presence; USS Arkansas in background
Religious service on board HMS Prince of Wales during Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 10 Aug 1941; note Roosevelt, Churchill, King, Marshall, Dill, Stark, and Pound in presence; USS Arkansas in background
The Atlantic Charter was the agreement of declaration of war aims between Roosevelt and Churchill. Churchill hoped for a military dedication but both countries ended up promising collective security, disarmament, self-determination economic cooperation and also freedom of the seas. Roosevelt would "wage war" and do "everything" to "force an incident."
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A political cartoon, describing the Atlantic Charter, a 1941 (thus pre-Pearl Harbor) declaration of mutual war aims signed by FDR and Winston Churchill during a secret meeting aboard a battleship in the North Atlantic, as a Second Emancipation Proclamation.
Measures 6" by 9" and is very hard to find. Sheet Includes: 2559a Burma Road / 2559b America’s First Peacetime Draft / 2559c U.S. Supports Allies with Lend-Lease Act / 2559d Atlantic Charter / 2559e American Becomes "Arsenal of Democracy" / 2559f Destroyer Ruben James Sunk / 2559g Civil Defense Mobilizes Americans At Home / 2559h First Liberty Ship Delivered / 2559i Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor and 2559j U.S. Declares War on Japan. . Have description of the stamp subject printed on the back…