According to recently declassified documents, the Tehran Conference in 1943 was a pivotal moment for Allied strategy in World War 2. As Hitler’s forces faced difficulties on multiple fronts, Allied leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met to coordinate their efforts. Despite their alliance against the Axis powers, tensions arose between the leaders. Stalin pushed for a stronger Western Front to relieve pressure on the Soviet Union, while Churchill argued for focusing on Italy and the Mediterranean.
Eventually, Roosevelt sided with Stalin, agreeing to launch Operation Overlord and open a Western Front in France. This decision, made amid the backdrop of major Allied victories in North Africa and at Stalingrad, proved crucial to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
The inner workings of this fateful conference are revealed in the compelling new documentary “Tehran: The Turning Point.” Featuring interviews with leading historians as well as reenactments of key events, the film offers an inside look at the challenging dynamics between the Allied leaders and the high-stakes debates that would shape the outcome of the war. For anyone interested in World War 2 history, “Tehran: The Turning Point” is a must-watch exploration of a pivotal summit that set the stage for Allied triumph over the Axis alliance.