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Conflict over Convoys

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

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  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520300

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  • Conflict over Convoys examines the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of Anglo-American diplomacy, deepening our understanding of Allied grand strategy, British industrial policy, and operations TORCH and OVERLORD. Failure to build and maintain enough ships to feed the people and wage war made Britain dependent upon American-built merchant ships and American logistical support, yet British strategists aspired to dominate Allied strategy, while Roosevelt mismanaged merchant shipping allocations. The resulting gap between strategic ambition and logistical reality embittered the controversy over the 'Second Front'. Victory in the Atlantic finally led to American dominance of Allied logistics diplomacy and strategy. Conflict over Convoys relates these tensions to the decline of British hegemony and the rise of the USA to global influence.

    • Perspective on Battle of the Atlantic, analysing the Anglo-American struggle for control of ships
    • Discusses British industrial decline in strategic context and compares it with America's rise to power
    • Looks at the 'Second Front' from perspective of logistics and the respective policies of Churchill and Roosevelt
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    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520300
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Kevin Smith, Ball State University, Indiana

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