Base Colonies in the Western Hemisphere, 1940–1967 by Steven High (auth.)

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34 All too aware of the long history of American “gunboat diplomacy” in the region, Franklin Roosevelt committed the United States to a “Good Neighbors Policy” in the hemisphere. ”35 The final declaration of the Havana Conference prohibited the “sale, transfer, mandate or trusteeship” of any European possession in the Americas. S. lawmakers. As Charles A. 37 T H E U N I T E D S TAT E S & H E M I S P H E R I C D E F E N S E 23 The Making of the Deal With the Battle of Britain raging in the skies overhead, and Great Britain’s survival hanging in the balance, Prime Minister Winston Churchill appealed to Roosevelt for destroyers as early as May 15.

On day five, September 20, the Board prepared a memorandum to Newfoundland’s governor detailing the base requirements. The United States indicated that it intended to build a combined army-navy base at Argentia, an Army base and docks at St. John’s, and a staging field on the West Coast. General Devers then left by airplane for the West Coast to inspect the proposed site at Stephenville. S. experts was held at Government House. When it became clear that the United States still sought to locate their dock on the busy southwest arm of St.

S. team conferred with the Canadians at Gander, Newfoundland’s one aerodrome. By this time, the Board had resolved on Argentia. For a time, the location of the St. John’s army base remained up in the air with the United States preferring a 160-acre area South of St. John’s. On day five, September 20, the Board prepared a memorandum to Newfoundland’s governor detailing the base requirements. The United States indicated that it intended to build a combined army-navy base at Argentia, an Army base and docks at St.

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