28 November 1943 – 1 December 1943


The British, American and Soviet leaders – Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin – meet together for the first time, at the Teheran Conference. Stalin urgently wants to know when the Allies will land in France, to aid the Soviet armies fighting on the Eastern Front. Churchill and Roosevelt tell him that the planned date is May 1944 (later the date moves to June 1944 so that the Allies had time to assemble larger forces). Discussions are also held on related matters, such as the planned Allied landings in the south of France (which eventually take place in August 1944).