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‘Yesterday’s ally’

‘Yesterday’s ally’: a caricature of Churchill links the bombing campaign with Britain’s ‘betrayal’ of France during the battle of May-June 1940. Collection BDIC-MHC. Tous droits réservés.

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Churchill had reluctantly accepted the Transportation Plan

Churchill had reluctantly accepted the Transportation Plan, but agreed an informal upper limit of 10,000 French civilian deaths with Eisenhower’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder. The Prime Minister sent a succession of memos to Tedder asking if … Continue reading

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The end of the Transportation Plan debate

The end of the Transportation Plan debate. Eisenhower’s letter to Churchill of 2 May 1944 insisted that the plan was an indispensable part of preparations for D-Day. The explicit backing given Eisenhower by President Roosevelt settled the issue. © Crown … Continue reading

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