The Atlantic Charter

During August 9-12, 1941 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill rendezvoused in a secret meeting in the North Atlantic for the purpose of discussing the principles they saw as governing the post-War world. This Conference resulted in the eight-point Atlantic Charter, which was officially announced on August 14, 1941.

Atlantic Charter meeting

Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt aboard the U.S. S. Augusta, off the coast of Newfoundland, August 1941. NARA Photo.

Charter First Day Cover

This First Day Cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter. SSA History Archives