Casablanca 1943

A secret meeting, a film and the turning point in the war

Original Title: Casablanca 1943

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0088-5
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: October 16, 2017
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Norbert F.  Pötzl - Casablanca 1943
 
 
 

 

Casablanca: the fascinating meeting point of Hollywood and world politics

1943 is the year in which Casablanca became a myth. The white city by the sea is where those persecuted by the Nazi regime found shelter; it gave its name to one of the most successful films ever; and it was the scene of a secret conference that would decide on the outcome of World War II.

The secret meeting between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in Casablanca is a turning point in World War II and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. This is where the "unconditional surrender" of the Axis Powers is promulgated as a war aim of the Allies and the foundation laid for the post-war order. At the same time, the conference is closely linked with Casablanca, the movie conceived for propaganda purposes that came into the cinemas in 1943 and rapidly became a cult film.

Norbert F. Pötzl has linked the dramatic war events with the story of the origin of the classic Hollywood film and demonstrates how much fiction and reality influenced each other.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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