Winston Churchill's Washington Conference

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with United States President Franklin D Roosevelt in Washington until until January 14, 1942 to coordinate the American-British combined war effort. Winston even lights the National Christmas tree.



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1941/12/07 US President Franklin Roosevelt calls UK PM Winston Churchill informing him the he will, on the next, day ask Congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan. "They have attacked us at Pearl Harbor. We are all in the same boat now." FDR
1941/12/08 Roosevelt sends Churchill a telegram: The Senate passed the all-out declaration of war 82 to nothing, and the the House has passed it 388 to 1. Today all of us are in the same boat with you ... and it is a ship which will not and cannot be sunk.
1941/12/09 Churchill sends Roosevelt a telegram: Now that we are ... in the same boat would it not be wise to have another conference. We could review the whole war plan in light of reality and new facts,...
1941/12/22 Four hours before Churchill arrives in Washington, a German radio broadcast reports that "diplomatic opinion is increasingly voiced that Churchill is in the Middle East."
1941/12/22 After a turbulent 10-day trip, the British battleship DUKE OF YORK with Winston Churchill, Admiral Dudley Pound, General John Dill and 84 others in the retinue, docks at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1941/12/22 Churchill flies from Norfolk on a US Navy plane to Washington where he is met by FDR. "There was the President waiting in his car, I clasped his strong hand with comfort and pleasure." WC Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, VA
1941/12/26 Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, addresses US Congress. "I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way round, I might have got here on my own." United States Capitol, Washington, DC
1941/12/30 During a brief visit to Canada, Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, addresses the House of Commons. Parliament Building Center Block, Canadian Parliament Buildings

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Motif: War
Historic Event: World War II


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