Second Quebec Conference

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Second Quebec Conference
Prime Minister's Reception at the Chateau Frontenac during the Octagon Conference.jpg
The Prime Minister's Reception hosted at the Château Frontenac
Host country  Canada
Date September 12–16, 1944
Cities Quebec City, Canada
Participants  United Kingdom
 United States

The Second Quebec Conference (codenamed "OCTAGON") was a high-level military conference held during World War II by the British and American governments. The conference was held in Quebec City, September 12 – September 16, 1944, and was the second conference to be held in Quebec, after "QUADRANT" in August 1943. The chief representatives were Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. Canada's Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King was the host but did not attend the key meetings.

Agreements were reached on the following topics: Allied occupation zones in defeated Germany, the Morgenthau Plan to demilitarize Germany, continued U.S. Lend-Lease aid to Britain, and the role of the Royal Navy in the war against Japan.Based on the Hyde Park Aide-Mémoire, they made plans to drop the atomic bomb to Japan.

See also

Further reading

  • Bernier, Serge. "Mapping Victory," Beaver (2008) 88#1 pp 69-72
  • John L. Chase "The Development of the Morgenthau Plan Through the Quebec Conference" The Journal of Politics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May, 1954), pp. 324-359

Primary sources

  • United States Department of State Foreign relations of the United States, Conference at Quebec, 1944

External links

  • BBC Factfile: Second Quebec Conference
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