Yanks and limeys : alliance warfare in the Second World War / Niall Barr.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2015.
ISBN: 9780224079228 (hbk.) :
In the mid-20th century the relationship between America and Britain had a chequered past. Theirs was a history of protection and oppression, of rebellion and ultimately war. But then the shared crisis of World War Two brought Britain and America closer than ever before or since, and saw an unprecedented level of military cooperation. How was such a radical shift possible? To uncover how this historically fraught relationship recovered from its inauspicious start, Niall Barr goes back to the origins of their shared military history in the American War of Independence and shows how these early days had ramifications for the later crucial alliance.
548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
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