Conflict over Convoys: Anglo-American Logistics Diplomacy in the Second World War

Conflict over Convoys: Anglo-American Logistics Diplomacy in the Second World War

by Kevin Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521497256

ISBN-13: 9780521497251

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Conflict Over Convoys examines the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of Anglo-American diplomacy, deepening our understanding of Allied strategy, British industrial decline, and operations TORCH and OVERLORD.Britain's dependence on American ships and logistical support created controversy over the control of military stategy; victory in the Atlantic

Overview

Conflict Over Convoys examines the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of Anglo-American diplomacy, deepening our understanding of Allied strategy, British industrial decline, and operations TORCH and OVERLORD.Britain's dependence on American ships and logistical support created controversy over the control of military stategy; victory in the Atlantic eventually allowed America to dominate Allied logistics diplomacy. Conflict Over Convoys shows how these tensions reflect the decline of British hegemony and America's rise to global influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521497251
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'Not what it could or should be': Britain's shipping situation; 2. 'Beyond our power without your help': Britain's Battle of the Atlantic; 3. 'But westward, look, the land is bright': American shipping assistance from neutrality to belligerency, March 1941–November 1942; 4. Roosevelt's promise: 'Your requirements will be met'; 5. The Casablanca Conference and its aftermath: a 'most curious misunderstanding'; 6. Reaping the whirlwind: the perils of impending victory; Postscript and conclusions; Appendices.

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