The Atlantic Conference at Argentia (9-12 August 1941) The Anglo-American Agreement on the Defeat of Nazi Germany
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Patrick J. Rollins
Pia Christina Wood
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45S94
The meeting at Argentia, Newfoundland, between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt in August 1941 was the first "summit" conference of the Second World War. It set the stage for the United States' entry into the war on the side of Great Britain and produced the Atlantic Charter, the noble statement of Western war aims. This study describes how the Nazi threat to England and the Atlantic brought the two democracies together into a de facto alliance before the United States formally entered the war. Its central theme is the "strategy of provocation" whereby President Roosevelt, certain that Nazi aggression threatened American security, adopted measures that challenged Hitler and led the United States into an undeclared war against Germany.
The study relies principally on the public records of the U.S. President, the Department of State, and the Army as well as memoirs of the major figures who shaped U.S. policy in 1939-41.
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Sweeney, John M..
"The Atlantic Conference at Argentia (9-12 August 1941) The Anglo-American Agreement on the Defeat of Nazi Germany"
(1994). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/qm6w-wv73