By Carl J. Schneider, Dorothy Schneider
Global conflict II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: proof On FileСерия: Eyewitness historyАвтор(ы): Carl J. Schneider, Dorothy SchneiderЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 481ISBN: 978-0-8160-4484-9Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 8.22 mb quick zero
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Insisting that the strongest defense of the United States was Britain’s ability to hold out against the Germans, Roosevelt sought ways to keep ships and supplies flowing across the Atlantic. The destroyerbases deal spelled, in the words of historian Warren F. S. support for the Allies. President Roosevelt’s reelection for an unprecedented third term in November 1940 enabled him to respond more freely to Churchill’s anguished pleas for the ships, bombers, and munitions desperately needed for the defense of Britain.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, letter to Vannevar Bush, June 15, 1940, in Sherwood, Roosevelt and Hopkins, 156. We have declared Red Sea area no longer a combat zone. We propose sending all types of goods in unarmed American flagships to Egypt or any other non-belligerent port via Red Sea or Persian Gulf. We hope to make available for direct haul to England a large amount of your present shipping which is now utilized for other purposes. We expect to make use of [recently seized] Danish ships very soon and Italian ships in two months.
Central intelligence system. In 1942 this service becomes the Office of Strategic Services. July 21: FDR asks Congress to extend the draft period from one year to 30 months. The bill barely passes. July 24: The American Federation of Labor and the Office of Production Management sign a nostrike agreement for the duration of the national emergency. July 26: FDR freezes all Japanese assets in the United States, notifies the Japanese that the Panama Canal will be closed for repairs, and cuts off shipments of high-octane gasoline to Japan.