A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War - Study Guide Chapter 18-21 Summary & Analysis

William Stephenson
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Roosevelt had to convince the American public to support England. Supply lines had to remain open which is what Stephenson's BSC was busy doing. All the guerrilla warfare would be directed from New York should England become occupied by the Germans. England needed destroyers and other war equipment. This placed Roosevelt in an awkward position because he was running for re-election and couldn't openly be pro-war.

Britain was close to being bankrupt at his time. There was talk of loaning the British ships and arms in exchange for bases that were necessary for the defense of the United States. This was the approach favored by Donovan. The Germans were not attacking British fighter bases and radar stations, but the big attack came on August 15. In the next few days, the destroyer deal was agreed to.

Chapter Nineteen has the British preparing for the...

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