Andrew Alexander, the renowned columnist of the Daily
Mail is reasonably erudite on matters appertaining to the Second World War.
However, he still has a penchant for using red, white and blue crayons when
painting pictures. An equally erudite reader of this anti-German tabloid
Andrew Alexander loves telling us that it was Germany which declared war
against America and not the other way around. He obviously wants the British
people to believe the Americans were forced to join the war, and so we
should not feel too grateful to them for coming to our help.Let me remind
- September 16, 1940 – U.S. Conscription Bill passed
- June 14, 1941 – U.S. freezes German and Italian assets in America
- July 26, 1941 – Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets and suspends
relationships with Japan
- August 1, 1941 – U.S. sets up an oil embargo against what it terms as
'aggressor states.' - Churchill and Roosevelt announce the Atlantic
Charter (a clear act of aggression)
- December 7, 1941 – Japanese retaliate by bombing Pearl Harbor. U.S.
and UK declare war on Japan
- December 11, 1941 – Germany declares war on the USA.
By declaring war on America first, Hitler might have had
some satisfaction by beating Roosevelt by a few hours, but he did not change
the course of history.' – Saroj K. Chakravarty, Beckenham, Kent.
Ill feeling between the Australian and U.S. armed forces was airbrushed out
of the WW2 history books but reached such intensity that the two sides had
to be kept apart. One skirmish became known as 'The Battle of Brisbane'. In
1942 an American Military Policeman shot dead an Australian trooper then
turned his gone on others wounding eight.
In Rockhampton railways station in Queensland a trainload of Australian
commandos on their way to the battle zone fought pitched battles with U.S.
marines returning fire