World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June–October by Brooke C. Stoddard

By Brooke C. Stoddard

In mid-1940, the British Expeditionary strength desperately tried to escape the small French port of Dunkirk and achieve British beaches. France was once falling, and the lads have been good conscious that the German military had already conquered Poland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, and Belgium. in simple terms Britain remained. Churchill then proclaimed to the home of Commons, “Hitler must holiday us during this island or lose the war.” there have been, maybe, not more telling phrases spoken in global struggle II. For the next 5 months, nice Britain waged a heroic, and clandestine, fight with Nazi Germany—one either mental and diplomatic—over the destiny of the world.

World within the Balance recounts those pivotal months. Rallying after Churchill’s speeches, destroying the French fleet so it's going to now not fall to the Germans, heading off Nazi brokers from former King Edward VIII, weakening England’s defenses to accumulate these of Egypt, setting up a commitment to mystery radar, and fascinating in deft diplomacy—notably saving Gibraltar through conserving Spain impartial and effectively relationship prefer within the United States—set everything in position for eventual victory over Axis fascism.

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