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Because of the extraordinary importance of the World War II years, UPA has published in its entirety the North America, 1940-1945 segment (Series C, Part III) of the Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print. For a combination of security and financial reasons, there is no modern period more poorly covered by the published documentation of the British government-and little or no possibility that the government will ever publish these documents. The lack of access to this material has hindered scholarship for half a century; its availability will play a crucial role in historical research in the coming decades. The documents in Part III cover political, economic, and military affairs; present historical surveys; and record information on heads of missions and other key personalities. Among the topics are the following: the United States and India; the United States and the Middle East; Anglo-U.S. relations in North Africa; the Lend-Lease Agreement, 1940, and supplementary agreement, 1943; U.S.relations with Latin America; reorganization of the State Department, 1944; presidential elections; 1944 Republican Party convention; resignation of Cordell Hull; Philippines situation; U.S. relations with the Soviet Union; the postwar organization of Europe; U.S. policy in eastern Europe; Canada and the war; and U.S.-Canadian relations.
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