Title

The story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's secret meeting with Winston Churc

Authors

Harry Gratwick

Source

Island Journal

Date

2008

Volume Number

Volume 24

Pages

78-83

Abstract

The story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's secret meeting with Winston Churchill on August 12, 1941, in Newfoundland, at which they agreed on the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration of Allied war aims, though the U.S. had yet to enter the war. Roosevelt threw off the press with the story of a fishing trip, and then changed ships to sail on to Newfoundland. The story broke on August 14, with the news that Roosevelt would come ashore at Rockland. With details on Roosevelt's connection to Penobscot Bay and his return there, with recollections from several residents.

Subjects

Atlantic Charter (1941), Newfoundland, Rockland, Roosevelt, Franklin D, Churchill, Winston

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