‘Trident’, ‘Quadrant’ and the Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers

  • John Wheeler-Bennett
  • Anthony Nicholls


By midsummer 1943 the fortunes of the Grand Alliance had experienced a remarkable transformation. Germany was being defeated on all major fronts, on land, on sea, and in the air. One of the Axis partners had been overthrown. The speed at which events were moving rendered consultation among the Allies more necessary than it had been during the period when Hitler had held the initiative, for now the direction of Allied military offensives would have very important political implications.


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  • Anthony Nicholls

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