7 Mar 1941

  • Field Marshal Jan Smuts arrived in Cairo, Egypt where, at an evening conference, he gave his support to Anthony Eden's firm line to commit troops to the Greek mainland. ww2dbase [Jan Smuts | Balkans Campaign | Cairo | AC]
21 Jul 1941

  • Free French leader Charles de Gaulle met with British Minister of State in Cairo Oliver Lyttleton in Cairo, Egypt, complaining of the shortcomings in the arrangement in the Middle East where Free French troops were placed under British command. De Gaulle noted that Free France would assume direct control of troops in the theater as of noon of 24 Jul 1941. ww2dbase [Ding Delong | Cairo | CPC]
11 Sep 1941

Photo(s) dated 11 Sep 1941
Major General Edmund Herring, Lieutenant General John Lavarack, Major General Leslie Morshead, and Major General Samuel Burston at the Gezira Sports Club, Cairo, Egypt, 11 Sep 1941
4 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1942
Air Marshal Peter Drummond, Minister of Sate in the Middle East Richard Casey, and Air Marshal Arthur Tedder, Cairo, Egypt, 4 May 1942
4 Aug 1942

12 Aug 1942

13 Aug 1942

  • Bernard Law Montgomery officially took command of the British Eighth Army in North Africa after the original choice commander, William Gott, was killed. ww2dbase [Bernard Montgomery | Cairo | TH, CPC]
17 Aug 1942

20 Nov 1943

21 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 21 Nov 1943
Chinese officers at the Mena House Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1943
22 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1943
Chiang, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Cairo Conference, Egypt, Nov 1943, photo 1 of 3Chiang, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Cairo Conference, Egypt, Nov 1943, photo 2 of 3Chiang, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Cairo Conference, Egypt, Nov 1943, photo 3 of 3
25 Nov 1943

  • At Cairo, Egypt, Chiang Kaishek decided to pull his support for a Chinese invasion of northern Burma due to his perception that the British and the Americans were not putting in their full effort in the theater. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | Cairo Conference | Cairo | CPC]
26 Nov 1943

  • The Cairo Conference ended with Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kaishek agreeing that Japanese-occupied northeastern China (Manchuria), Taiwan, and the Pescadores islands were to be returned to the Republic of China. The Anglo-Americans were, however, unable to persuade Chiang to re-instate his pledge to send Chinese troops in an invasion into northern Burma. ww2dbase [Cairo Conference | Cairo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Nov 1943
Chiang Kaishek and Song Meiling touring Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1943Chiang Kaishek and Song Meiling touring Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1943
6 Nov 1944

  • Jewish terrorists murdered Lord Moyne in Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [Cairo | AC]
24 Feb 1945

  • Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha was assassinated at parliament by 28-year-old Mustafa Essawy in the parliament building after reading a declaration of war against the Axis Powers. ww2dbase [Cairo | CPC]
3 Nov 1956

  • Arromanches launched Corsair fighters to strike airfields near Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [Colossus | Cairo | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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