Conflict over Convoys: Anglo-American Logistics Diplomacy in the Second World Warby Kevin Smith
Pub. Date: 05/16/2002
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 strategy; 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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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