In 1941, United States President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met secretly in their respective warships near the community of Ship Harbour in Placenita Bay and hammered out an eight point declaration that would later be called the Atlantic Charter which would incorporate aims to guide the war and govern peace and later be the foundation for the United Nations.
Roosevelt had traveled to Ship Harbour aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta, escorted by other battleships and destroyers, while Churchill made the journey to Placentia Bay aboard the battleship HMS Prince of Wales escorted by three Canadian destroyers.
The historic site in Ship Harbour commemorates the drawing up of one of the most remarkable documents in history, the Atlantic Charter.
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