United States occupies Iceland

9th July 1941: Churchill: "purely American policy of protecting the Western Hemisphere from the Nazi menace."

Occupation of Iceland, July 1941: Seen from the quarterdeck of the U.S. Navy battleship USS New York (BB-34), U.S. Atlantic Fleet Ships steam out of Reykjavik harbour, Iceland at the time of the initial U.S. occupation in early July 1941. Next ship astern is USS Arkansas (BB-33), followed by the light cruisers USS Brooklyn (CL-40) and USS Nashville (CL-…

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