'USA will be in the war within 6 weeks'

22 July 1941: Special Envoy Harry Hopkin's inside view on UK-US relations

The US Special Envoy, Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s personal diplomatic representative, was on a fact finding mission to Britain. He had arrived in early 1941 and had been personally escorted all over Britain by Winston Churchill, visiting military sites and blitzed towns, and staying with the Prime Minister. His personal assessment of whether B…

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