While the deal allowed the Americans to continue seeking retaliation against Japan, it also showed that they had been poorly maneuvered by the better-prepared British. Other topics of discussion included achieving some unity between the French leadership, General Charles de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud. While de Gaulle regarded Giraud as an Anglo-American puppet, the latter believed that the former was a selfish and weak commander. Although they met Roosevelt, no one impressed the American leader. On January 24, twenty-seven journalists were called to the hotel for an announcement. Surprised to find a large number of high-ranking Allied military leaders, they were stunned when Roosevelt and Churchill showed up at a press conference. Accompanied by de Gaulle and Giraud, Roosevelt forced the two Frenchmen to join hands in a demonstration of unity. The Casablanca Conference was held in January 1943 and was the third time President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill met during World War II. In November 1942, Allied forces landed in Morocco and Algeria as part of Operation Torch. Rear Admiral Henry K. Hewitt and Major General George S. Patton overwed operations against Casablanca and conquered the city after a short campaign involving a naval battle with French Vichy ships.
While Patton remained in Morocco, allied forces, led by Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower, headed east to Tunisia, where the Axis powers were at an impasse. The Casablanca Conference took place at the Anfa Hotel Casablanca, Morocco. This meeting took place from 14 to 24 January 1943, with the aim of planning Allied European tactics for the next phase of World War II. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt were present. The Soviet prime minister was also invited to the conference, but did not participate, as the Red Army was then involved in a major battle against German troops. The Free French troops were represented by General Charles de Gaule and General Henri Giraud. Roosevelt presented the results of the conference to the American people in a radio speech on February 12, 1943. The Casablanca Conference was held in Casablanca, Morocco, from January 14 to 24, 1943, between U.S.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. While Soviet Prime Minister Joseph Stalin received an invitation, he was unable to participate because the Red Army was conducting a large-scale offensive against the German army at that time. The most notable developments of the conference were the completion of the Allies` strategic plans against the Axis powers in 1943 and the proclamation of the policy of “unconditional surrender.” In a radio speech on February 12, 1943, Roosevelt explained what he meant by unconditional capitulation: “We are not talking about harming the ordinary people of the Axis powers. But we want to impose penalties and reprisals on their guilty and barbaric leaders.   On the last day of the conference, Roosevelt announced that he and Churchill had decided that the only way to guarantee post-war peace was to pursue a policy of “unconditional surrender.”