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Christmas Eve at the White House

War with Japan

December 8, 1941. House of Commons, London.

Churchill was at the Prime Minister’s country residence of Chequers with the American Ambassador, John Winant, and the President’s personal representative, Averell Harriman, when news came over the radio of the Japanese attack on the American Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Churchill immediately called the President to seek confirmation and, on 8 December, Britain declared war on Japan, three days later, Germany declared war on the United States.

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The Resolution of the People

Never Give In (Audio)

These are Great Days

We are Still Masters of our Fate.

The Atlantic Charter

August 24, 1941. Broadcast London.

Churchill arranged to meet President Roosevelt – it was to be their first meeting – In Placentia Bay on the barren shores of Newfoundland. He made the journey across the Atlantic aboard Britain’s newest battleship HMS Prince of Wales, travelling at high speed with frequent alterations of course to evade German U-Boats. On 12 August the Prime Minister and President put their signatures to be known as the ‘Atlantic Charter’. Read More >

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The Atlantic Charter (Audio)

War Production

You Do Your Worst – And We Will Do Our Best (Audio)

Alliance with Russia (Audio)

The Old Lion (Audio)

Until Victory is Won (Audio)

Westward Look, the Land is Bright (Audio)

Give Us the Tools (Audio)

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