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Casablanca Conference


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189224.2011.x


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Meeting between President Roosevelt and churchill held in French Morocco January 14–24, 1943. Attended also by US and British senior commanders, the conference addressed issues of grand strategy at a crucial stage in world war ii . This Allied consultation proceeded without direct participation from the Soviet leader, Stalin, whose preoccupation with finishing the Battle of stalingrad prompted him to remain in Moscow. The main immediate outcomes from Casablanca were a public declaration of insistence on unconditional surrender from the axis powers, an improved coordination of plans for liberating Italy, and a decision to mount combined bomber operations from British bases. The conference, taking place on territory controlled by the free french , also sought to forge greater unity between de gaulle (who sulked over the Anglo-American failure to consult him about the venue, but who did at least now get his first direct access to a distrustful Roosevelt) and such rivals as General Giraud who nonetheless shared the aim of overthrowing the vichy regime . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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