INTERNATIONAL: Prelude to Victory

In a guarded hotel above Casablanca's grey-green harbor Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt talked for ten days. The continent of Europe was their oyster, to be pried open, then stabbed with all the armed might at their command. How they would gain the opening, when & where they would strike, were the most important decisions in 1943.

Those decisions would remain secret until they had been carried out. The terse communiqué that followed the meetings said little more than that complete agreement had been reached, that victory could come only with "the...

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