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Trident Conference

12 May 1943 - 25 May 1943


ww2dbaseWinston Churchill arrived at Washington DC in May 1943 for the 14-days-long conference in the speedy HMS Queen Elizabeth, the world's largest troopship (converted liner), as if to contest the United States' increasing role as world leader. Churchill and Roosevelt met every other day in the White House, while various British and American military leader met almost daily in the Board of Governors room in the Federal Reserve Building. Some agreed upon items were as follows:

ww2dbaseThis conference further pushed Americans to the forefront of world leadership, as Roosevelt and his American commanders demanded, and got, a double-demand of military resources to carry on campaigns in both Europe and the Pacific, while the British had to concede several of their requests.

ww2dbaseSources: The Pacific Campaign, U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Last Major Update: Apr 2005

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Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill fishing at Shangri-La (now Camp David), Maryland, United States, mid-May 1943Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and others at the White House during Trident Conference, Washington DC, United States, 24 May 1943

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11 May 1943 Winston Churchill arrived in Washington DC, United States for the Trident Conference scheduled to start on the next day.
12 May 1943 The Trident Conference began in Washington, DC, United States.

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1. william Beschen says:
5 Feb 2006 01:09:31 PM

I am looking to contact somebody about some books I have been my possession they were declassified October 1973. containing the paper and minutes of meetings of the international conferences held during world war II , ARCADIA -DEC 24,1941 TO JAN 14, 1942 that is only one of the five in my possession and I trying to find somebody who can tell me what their valued at
Thank you for your time
William Beschen
2. Anonymous says:
19 Nov 2009 01:20:15 PM

Does anyone have a link where i can find the actual minutes of not only the tridend confernces but any others in WW2?

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Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill fishing at Shangri-La (now Camp David), Maryland, United States, mid-May 1943
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