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Unformatted text preview: History Notes 4/18/06 I. The Battle of Britain (Summer/Fall 1940) * British frustrated Hitler * Air Campaign against British Isles A. German Luftwaffe Versus R.A.F * German Luftwaffe (Germ,an air fleet) Continually attack Britain (Psychological Warfare) * Waging this kind of war, Hitler thought, would break the British spirit * R.A.F Royal Air Force * Nightly Bombig Raids * People waited it out * Nightly bombing raids B. Neutral European Countries C. U.S.As Position (Great Arsenal of Democracy) 1. Cash and Carry converts to Lend Lease * Theodore Roosevelt Makes speech * America no longer is neutral America provides Britain with arms to fight Hitler * U.S would get long term bases in their countries (lease part) II. Protecting the Western Hemisphere A. Declaration of Panama Series of meetings, 1939 Protective barrier was drawn around the western hemisphere Invisisble fence that outlined Warring nations were banned from this water Attempt to isolate themselves from the war itself B. Pan-American Union Yet another commitment to maintaining isolation and...
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- Fall '06
- AP European History