British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & USA President Frankin D Roosevelt hold a summit meeting in mid-Atlantic in 1941.
Franklin D Roosevelt (US President, 1933-1945) and Churchill saluting each other, Churchill handing over King's letter to Roosevelt / Churchill standing alongside President Roosevelt, who holds Elliot Roosevelt's (US Army Air Force) arm / Churchill and Roosevelt / HMS Prince of Wales
American sailors handing tuck boxes up gangway of HMS P.O.W / US sailor carrying tuck boxes on deck / Sailors passing tuck boxes along deck
Churchill on balcony watching distributions of tuck boxes / Two sailors opening tuck boxes / Sailor eating banana / Churchill posing with American sailors / 3 petty officers kneeling down taking snaps with cameras / Churchill bending to stroke cat / Close up cat, lifebelt behind / view American destroyer coming alongside HMS Prince of Wales, decks lined with sailors / British sailors looking on / President Roosevelt, leaning on Elliot's arm, at salute, during US anthem SOT / Top long view Roosevelt at salute, sailors lined up on deck / Various Roosevelt at attention during US anthem leaning on Elliot Roosevelt's arm SOT / Churchill shakes hands with Roosevelt / Wide shot sailors mingling on deck
Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral Harold Stark (US Navy) and other officers on deck / Pound and Stark / General George Marshall (U.S. Army Chief), and General Sir John Dill / Air Chief Marshal Freeman and General Arnold (U.S. Air Chief) / Sumner Welles (Foreign Policy Advisor) with other / Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr talking with Admiral Leach of Prince of Wales / Lord Beaverbrook PAN to Averell Harriman
Background: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & USA President Frankin D Roosevelt hold a summit meeting in mid-Atlantic in 1941. The Atlantic Conference (code named "Riviera"). The discussions at the Conference forged the Anglo-American alliance of World War II. Meeting at Ship Harbor, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland from August 9-12, 1941, in great secrecy aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta and the battle cruiser HMS Prince of Wales, the two leaders and their staffs discussed the general strategy of the war against the Axis Powers.
Peace aims defined. Record of historic mid-ocean Churchill-Roosevelt meeting perpetuated by cine-cameras. Filmed by the Newsreel Association of Great Britain, with the co-operation of the Ministry of Information.