Fri, March 13, 2009 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
During the Second World War, Churchill believed that Irish neutrality threatened British security, specifically Atlantic shipping and the war against German U-boats. At the same time, he believed or rather hoped, that the English-speaking peoples would stand together. For Franklin Roosevelt, Irish neutrality not only challenged the conviction that American national security required British survival against Hitler but also raised divisive and potentially serious political issues at home. Iris
Warren Kimball is the editor of the three volumes of Roosevelt-Churchill correspondence published by Princeton University Press. His books include The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman.