The Grand Alliance

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1986 - 818 páginas
The British, Soviets, and Americans unite in this chapter of the six-volume WWII history by the legendary prime minister and Nobel Prize recipient.

The Grand Alliance describes the end of an extraordinary period in British military history, in which Britain stood alone against Germany. Two crucial events brought an end to Britain's isolation. First was Hitler's decision to attack the Soviet Union, opening up a battle front in the East and forcing Stalin to look to the British for support. The second was the bombing of Pearl Harbor. US support had long been crucial to the British war effort, and here, Winston Churchill documents his efforts to draw the Americans to aid, including correspondence with President Roosevelt.

This book is part of the six-volume account of World War II told from the unique viewpoint of a British prime minister who led his nation in the fight against tyranny. In addition to the correspondence with FDR, the series is enriched with extensive primary sources. We are presented with not only Churchill's retrospective analysis of the war, but also memos, letters, orders, speeches, and telegrams, day-by-day accounts of reactions as the drama intensifies. Throughout these volumes, we listen as strategies and counterstrategies unfold in response to Hitler's conquest of Europe, planned invasion of England, and assault on Russia, in a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions made as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
 

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR, VOLUME 3: The Grand Alliance

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Third in the four volume history of the war, and the one most intimately concerned with strategy and Britain's terrific responsibility in carrying on virtual global warfare single handed. A personal ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Chapter Page I THE DESERT AND THE BALKANS
3
THE WIDENING WAR
20
BLITZ AND ANTIBLITZ HESS
34
THE MEDITERRANEAN WAR
50
CONQUEST OF THE ITALIAN EMPIRE
70
DECISION TO AID GREECE
83
THE WESTERN APPROACHES
98
AMERICAN INTER VENTION
118
MY MEETING WITH ROOSEVELT
373
THE ATLANTIC CHARTER
385
AID TO RUSSIA
401
PERSIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
423
Operations in Persia
429
THE MOUNTING STRENGTH OF BRITAIN
445
CLOSER CONTACTS WITH RUSSIA
465
THE PATH AHEAD
478

YUGOSLAVIA
138
THE JAPANESE ENVOY
156
THE DESERT FLANK ROMMEL TOBRUK
173
THE GREEK CAMPAIGN
193
MAPS AND DIAGRAMS continued Page
203
TRIPOLI AND TIGER
211
THE REVOLT IN IRAQ
224
Habbaniya Falluja
233
THE ADVENT
238
THE BATTLE
252
Crete and the Ægcan
267
THE FATE OF THE BISMARCK
270
SYRIA
287
The Syrian Campaign
293
BATTLEAXE
298
THE SOVIET NEMESIS
315
BOOK II
335
Chapter Page XXI OUR SOVIET ALLY
337
AN AFRICAN PAUSE DEFENCE OF TOBRUK
353
The German Attack on Russia facing
366
ASHORE ALOFT AND AFLOAT
494
The Opening Phase
495
JAPAN
514
The South China Sea facing
526
PEARL HARBOUR
537
A VOYAGE AMID WORLD WAR
555
Malaya
568
PROPOSED PLAN AND SEQUENCE OF THE WAR
572
WASHINGTON AND OTTAWA
587
ANGLOAMERICAN ACCORDS
604
RETURN TO STORM
619
APPENDICES
631
A List of Abbreviations
633
B List of Code Names
634
Prime Ministers Personal Minutes and Tele grams JanuaryJune 1941
635
Estimated British and German Air Strengths December 1940 E Monthly Totals of Shipping Losses British
694
Allied and Neutral for 1941
697
764
790
The Advance from Tobruk
803
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Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians "the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

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