The Casablanca Conference codenamed ‘symbol’ was a ten day meeting between Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt to discuss strategies for the next phase of the war in Europe.
The leader of the free French, Charles de Gaulle also attended the conference which was held at the Anfa hotel in Casablanca. Henri Giraud, commander of the French troops in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia also attended. Joseph Stalin had also been invited but did not attend.
As a result of the conference it was agreed that the allies would push for the unconditional surrender of all Axis powers, that an invasion of Europe through Sicily Italy would be mounted, that aid would be given to the Soviet Union and that de Gaulle and Giraud would be jointly recognised as leaders of the free French.
The agreed terms were presented in the Casablanca Declaration on 24th January 1943.