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Winston Churchill (right) and Franklin Roosevelt, 1941>
Winston Churchill (right) and Franklin Roosevelt, 1941

During the Second World War, American President Franklin Roosevelt agreed to supply Britain with 50 destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases on British territories in Newfoundland, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. The United States planned to establish military bases in each territory.

Photographer unknown. From: Morton, H.V. Atlantic Meeting. Toronto: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1943.
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