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Churchill Plate 10On August 22, 1943 Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt along with Clementine Churchill, Mary Churchill, Minister of Information Brendan Bracken, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Harry Hopkins, and Colonel Willis-O’Connor had a luncheon meeting at the Citadel, starting at 1:00 p.m. The affair lasted about an hour and a half. During the day Churchill wrote Clement Attlee in London that Roosevelt was “very keen” on the appointment of Louis Mountbatten as supreme commander in South-East Asia. At 5:45 p.m. Churchill, Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, and other officials held a two-hour long meeting. This was followed at 8 p.m. by Churchill and his family dining with the president. At 10 p.m., after the dinner, the prime minister and president resumed their meeting with Hull, Eden, and other officials for another hour. Afterwards, Churchill and Roosevelt continued their private discussions.

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