The Influence of Naval Strategy on Churchill's Foreign Policy: May - September 1940

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This study examines Churchill's struggle during the summer of 1940 to preserve Britain's naval superiority worldwide, through the neutralization of the French fleet and by securing the active participation of the United States. Sources consulted included autobiographies of the participants, especially those by Churchill, Reynaud, Baudouin, and Weygand, document collections, and British and American official histories. This study is organized to give a chronological analysis of Churchill's efforts from 10 May to 2 September 1940, ending with the United States' acceptance of the destroyers-for-bases agreement. This act committed them to shared strategical responsibilities with Great Britain. The thesis concludes that ... continued below

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Furlet, Brooke (Brooke Gardiner) May 1993.

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This study examines Churchill's struggle during the summer of 1940 to preserve Britain's naval superiority worldwide, through the neutralization of the French fleet and by securing the active participation of the United States. Sources consulted included autobiographies of the participants, especially those by Churchill, Reynaud, Baudouin, and Weygand, document collections, and British and American official histories. This study is organized to give a chronological analysis of Churchill's efforts from 10 May to 2 September 1940, ending with the United States' acceptance of the destroyers-for-bases agreement. This act committed them to shared strategical responsibilities with Great Britain. The thesis concludes that Churchill's efforts in this period laid the foundation for later Allied victory.

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Furlet, Brooke (Brooke Gardiner). The Influence of Naval Strategy on Churchill's Foreign Policy: May - September 1940, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501254/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .