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British Foreign Office : United States correspondence, 1944-1945.


This collection in The National Archives at Kew covers British foreign affairs concerning the United States. The General Political Correspondence for the United States of America, in F.O. 371, consists primarily of communications between the Foreign Office and various British embassies and consulates in North America. Governmental, political, military, economic, and cultural topics concerning Anglo-American relations are chronicled. The documents include: 1944: Wendel Willkie's nomination by Republican Convention in 1940; suggested changing of name of Lend-Lease to War Pool Account; article by Bertrand Russell: "Can Americans and Britons be Friends?"; warning to British visitors against commenting on U.S. policies; Fortune article on Colonies; visit of Negro journalists to African colonies; British interference in U.S. elections; influence of American churches on American opinion and policy; Mr. Dewey and foreign policy; Republican candidates for presidential election; background to Dumbarton Oaks; Mr. Wallace's ideas about Imperialism and the Far East; speech of Viscount Halifax to the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia; current affairs and opinions as seen in New Orleans; "Blame for Pearl Harbor"; What shall we do with the Germans? Political views of academic persons and business people at Princeton and Harvard; "What will happen to Colonies: Caribbean offers an answer" published in Newsweek; plan for deferment of Federal antitrust action; post-war treatment of Germany; Henry A. Wallace's visit to China and Soviet Asia; action against General Electric Company; U.S. troops in U.K.; rumor that President Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill have been working together to gain control of the world; attitude of General MacArthur toward Russia; termination of martial law in the territory of Hawaii. 1945: Supply of U.S. technical information toward British industry; question of allowing coloured officers to be sent on Royal Air Force Transport planes; articles by Walter Lippmann on liberation; Soviet press reports on President Truman's message to Congress; Anglo-American educational relations; teaching of history in U.S. schools; Roosevelt' death: reaction in Bagdad, Mexico City, Belgian Congo; American public opinion and foreign policy; memorandum entitled "The Writing off of Britain in USA"; American citizens serving with or discharged from British Army; copyright convention with U.S.; plaque presented to the London theatre by the Variety Club of America; U.S. prisoners of war in Germany; President Truman's message to people of U.S. message on termination of hostilities in Europe; U.S. opinion of use of Atomic Bomb; attempt by motion picture companies to prevent use in America of British patented television devices; among many other records.

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Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Great Britain
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