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Posted November 19, 2008
After the fall of France in June 1940, Winston Churchill was begging USA President Roosevelt for military aid (in fact, all sorts of support was then needed) as no one knew what would the 'fate' of the French fleet was going to be. <BR/><BR/>Churchill kept reminding the American president that Britain would not surrender even if left alone. <BR/><BR/>Churchill was defiant despite the fact that the two 'key' American ambassadors, in France and Great Britain, were pro Hitler (or at least they were not anti-Nazi).<BR/> <BR/>Joseph Kennedy (USA Ambassador to GB) openly cautioned his fellow Americans against entering the war because the 'allies' would soon be beaten. <BR/><BR/>However, I would have liked to see more comments about the position and reaction of the king - king George VI. <BR/>Was he indifferent? <BR/><BR/>We should remember that Hitler had been addressing the King as the man whom the British Government circles have loathed, and as the only 'hope' for a reconciliation between the Third Reich and GB. <BR/><BR/>In this context it is true that Churchill was indeed ALONEWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.