In May we will begin a new topic. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we will continue with the Lend-lease blog (started in March) that was paused to allow us to commence Roman History in May.
To re-cap our Lend-lease Blog about the economic key to the Allied Victory in WW2.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 – I provided an overview of the WW2 Context, Britain’s dependency on munitions and foodstuffs purchased from neutral United States, and Britain’s financial problems with being able to afford to pay for this necessary aid.
Part 6, I discussed the role of the ‘Gold Standard’ in underwriting economies between the mid-19th and mid-20th Centuries.
In Part 7, with understanding of the ‘Gold Standard’ under our belts, I will discuss the dire economic situation facing Britain in 1940 and 1941.