Appointment in Africa

Franklin Roosevelt, with his great sense of historical drama, had again created history with a dramatist's breath-taking stroke. No President of the U.S. since Abraham Lincoln had ever visited a battle theater. No President had ever left the U.S. in wartime. None had ever been to Africa. None had ever traveled in an airplane. Now came Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd President of the U.S., to shatter all four precedents at once.

The earlier meetings between Roosevelt and Churchill—on the fogbound North Atlantic in 1941, at the White House after Pearl Harbor and again...

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