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American aid to France, 1938-1940

Author: John McVickar Haight
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"American foreign policy prior to America's involvement in World War II can be characterized by a strong isolationist sentiment and the Neutrality Act of 1935 with its arms embargo prohibiting the sale of war materials to any nation engaged in war. Nonetheless, certain individuals on both sides of the Atlantic sought to circumvent and eventually change that policy. Jean Monnet was the Frenchman who convinced his  Read more...
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Haight, John McVickar, 1917-
American aid to France, 1938-1940.
New York, Atheneum, 1970
(OCoLC)568066054
Online version:
Haight, John McVickar, 1917-
American aid to France, 1938-1940.
New York, Atheneum, 1970
(OCoLC)632016037
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McVickar Haight
OCLC Number: 80401
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: John McVickar Haight, Jr.

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"American foreign policy prior to America's involvement in World War II can be characterized by a strong isolationist sentiment and the Neutrality Act of 1935 with its arms embargo prohibiting the sale of war materials to any nation engaged in war. Nonetheless, certain individuals on both sides of the Atlantic sought to circumvent and eventually change that policy. Jean Monnet was the Frenchman who convinced his government of the importance of developing American aid. Monnet, who later originated the idea of the European Common Market, saw that American industry would have to be harnessed to provide adequate material for democarcy's defense against Hitler. In the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded forthrightly to French needs. Although bound by the Neutrality Act, he intervened to clear many obstacles for Monnet. These men boldly initiated the negotiations which were to lay the groundwork not only for selling planes to France, but for the destroyer-base deal with Great Britain in August 1940 and the lend-lease policy adopted in 1941"--Taken from book jacket flap.

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