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Unformatted text preview: Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation : Study Guide Chapter 28: America in a World War 1. The United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union all differed as to the proper time to invade Franc. The United States army chief of staff, General George C. Marshall, supported a plan for a major Allied invasion of France across the English Channel in the spring of 1943, and he placed a previously little-known general, Dwight D. Eisenhower, in charge of planning the operation. But the Soviet Union, which was absorbing the brunt of the German war effort, wanted the Allied invasion to begin at the earliest possible moment. The British, on the other hand, wanted first to launch a series of Allied offenses around the edges of the Nazi empirein northern Africa and southern Europebefore undertaking the invasion of France. 2. The North American and Italian campaigns postponed the invasion of France by as much as a year, deeply embittering Stalin but also giving the Soviets time to begin moving toward the countries of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course HIST 100C taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Saginaw Valley.
- Fall '07