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Atlantic Charter Conference

9 Aug 1941 - 12 Aug 1941


ww2dbaseOff Newfoundland in the Placentia Bay, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt jointly established a vision for a post-war world, which was issued as a joint declaration called Atlantic Charter on 14 Aug 1941. Interestingly, this event took place before the United States had entered the war.

ww2dbaseIn brief, the eight points were:

ww2dbaseBoth Germany and Japan interpreted the Atlantic Charter as a joint aggression toward their causes. As a response, Adolf Hitler pushed up his schedule to carry out the persecution of the Jews; in Japan, militarists pushed harder for more aggression toward American and British holdings in the Pacific. At the same time, it also formed the foundations to the United Nations that we know today.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Update: Sep 2005

Atlantic Charter Conference Timeline

9 Aug 1941 Atlantic Charter Conference began between US and UK leadership.
14 Aug 1941 Roosevelt and Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter.


Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and RooseveltWinston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and RooseveltReligious 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 backgroundRoosevelt and Churchill at the Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, 10-12 Aug 1941, photo 1 of 2; Hopkins, Harriman, King, Marshall, Dill, Stark, and Pound behind them
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. FrankB says:
1 Sep 2011 06:01:19 PM

The Atlantic Charter was not named that until after August 19, 1941. When issued as a press release (Aug. 14th) it was simply called a "Joint Statement". It was never signed by either FDR or Churchill.
2. anthony says:
18 Dec 2013 09:31:36 AM

yeah buddy

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