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Allied Conferences 1941-1945

A common language, history, and culture bound the United States and the United Kingdom closer together than any other nation. Helping to cement that friendship was the close relationship of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and UK Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill.

Churchill, whose mother was American, and Roosevelt, the scion of a patrician New York family, developed mutual respect that overcame disagreements and fostered close personal communications.

Allied POWs in the Pacific

Huge numbers of Allied POWs were captured between December 1941 and May 1942. After the fall of the Philippines, most Allied POWs were killed in the field rather than captured because the Japanese were cut off from relief.

Allied POWs in German Camps

With the fall of Poland, thousands of POWs were taken by the German Army, and millions more before the war was over. The question of what to do with those POWs would lead to some of the worst atrocities of the war.

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