No Ordinary Time - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 13 Summary

The first American troops went to Britain in January 1942. In the first half of that year, there were many discussions on the best way to defeat Hitler. General Marshall and Eisenhower argued in favor of a big European front and not scattering allied forces in India, Russia, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. Roosevelt received a plan for a cross-channel attack in March, which he liked. Hopkins went to London to get Churchill's approval. Churchill preferred a series of smaller operations, but went along with Roosevelt.

Meanwhile, the Russians were taking the brunt of war with casualties and fighting. At the White House on May 29, the Russian Ambassador, Molotov got Roosevelt to agree to a second front in the East. On June 21, the British suffered a humiliating defeat at Tobruk where twenty-five thousand British soldiers surrendered and were taken prisoner...

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