The first summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941
Four months before Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt met in secret aboard ship in a secluded Newfoundland harbor. This was the first summit conference of World War II.
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