28 November 2013

28th November 1943: wretched weather

Golestan Palace, Tehran
28 Sun. Mild, 53 degrees; dismal, rain, humid. A lot of children called today. The weather was so wretched I stayed in.

On this day: UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin D Roosevelt and Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin met in Tehran. It was their first meeting, in a conference lasting from today until 1st Dec. They agreed upon the plans to invade and retake western European areas from the Germans (May 1944) and on plans to campaign in southern France (code-named Anvil). Stalin promised Soviet support against Japan, once Germany had been defeated.

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