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The Origins of the Grand Alliance
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The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

William T. Johnsen


This account offers a comprehensive assessment of the extent and importance of the considerable Anglo-American military cooperation before formal U.S. entry into World War II. The analysis highlights that both militaries entered into the coalition with a strong understanding of their respective national interests that occasionally led to serious conflicts. Although collaborative efforts before Pearl Harbor did not fully prepare the coalition for the exact circumstances of December 1941, especially in the Far East, the informal military collaboration established a solid basis that allowed the t ... More

Keywords: Anglo-American, Grand Alliance, coalition, grand strategy, strategy, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813168333
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William T. Johnsen, author
US Army War College