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MayorAt 1:30 p.m. on August 23, 1943, Winston Churchill had lunch with Franklin Roosevelt, Chinese Foreign Minister Dr. T.V. Soong, and Harry Hopkins. That afternoon Churchill and Prime Minister Mackenzie King made a 10-mile driving tour of Quebec in an open car with “crowds all along the way and a tremendous reception.” In front of city hall the throng was so dense that Churchill could not leave the car forcing Mayor Lucien Borne to come out to the road to extend the civic welcome to the British prime minister. At 5:30 p.m. Churchill and Roosevelt met with the Combined British and American Chiefs of Staff to receive reports on their talks. During the proceedings, the prime minister stressed that he supported a cross-channel invasion in 1944 but that certain conditions had to be met, including the German strength levels in France and achieving a great superiority over the German fighter force. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. and Churchill and Roosevelt then had dinner with several of their family members and officials, including Clementine Churchill, Hopkins, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Minister of Information Brendan Bracken, Admiral William D. Leahy, and Navy Secretary Frank Knox. At 10:00 p.m. Churchill met with Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and presidential adviser James C. Dunn. That night Alexander Cadogan, the permanent under-secretary at the Foreign Office, reported that Churchill was “in very good form, but that resulted in our being kept up till 1:30.”

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