Short Snorter

The Case:

A man in New York City has a British ten-shilling note dated July 25, 1942 that is an autograph hunter’s dream: a single slip of paper, called a “Short Snorter”, signed by almost every luminary on the Allied side of World War II: from Patton, to Churchill to Roosevelt.

The date on the bill is the same as a major Allied meeting held in London, where a momentous decision was made that would set the stage for the rest of World War II. Nazi troops were advancing across Europe. The time had come for America to join the battle, and for the Allies to open a second front - but where?

History Detectives finds out whether this short-snorter was witness to the fateful agreement that forged the alliance between America and Britain.

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Season 5, Episode 2

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Maryland, Washington D.C. and New York City

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