Date of Submission

Spring 2011

Academic Program

Historical Studies


Richard Aldous

Abstract/Artist's Statement

From August 9-12, 1941, the two leaders of the English-speaking world, President Franklin Roosevelt of the United States and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom, met at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, to discuss the "problem of Nazi Germany" and laid out "broad principles" to shape the postwar world. Through these principles, not only did Roosevelt seek the defeat of Hitler, but to undermine the British Empire and finally open its vast trade and markets to American business and financial interests. It is a story unlike any other--setting the precedent for summit diplomacy, the foundation of the Anglo-American alliance, the downfall of the British Empire--all told through the eyes of two of the greatest statesmen in history.

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