Spring Crisis 1941

Bulgaria - German threat to Greece and Turkey, ILN 1941/03/08
Hess flew to England May 10, from ILN 1941/05/17
Churchill stands in House of Commons after May 10 bombing, from ILN 1941/05/17

Apr. 6 - Yugoslavia, Greece invaded

May 20 - airborne attack on Crete

May 20 - Neutral Egyptian liner Zam-Zam sunk in S. Atlantic

May 26 - German battleship Bismarck located off Brazil

May 27 - FDR speech declared "unlimited national emergency"

June 5 - secret transfer of 4000 Marines to Iceland

June 6 - FDR seized 80 foreign merchant ships in U.S. ports for lend-lease convoys

June 10 - FDR announced the recovery of the lifeboats of the U.S. freighter "Robin Moor" sunk May 21, and freezes Axis assets in the U.S.

June 14 - FDR froze Axis funds in U.S.

June 16 - FDR ordered German consulates closed, expelled diplomats

June 20 - battleship USS Texas evaded German subs

June 21 - Hitler ordered German subs to not attack U.S. warships

June 22 - Operation Barbarossa began

June 24 - FDR extended Lend-Lease aid to Stalin

June 30 - Hearst newsreel "Uncle Sam's Biggest Roundup of Spies."

Battle of Russia from Why We Fight

Rise of Stalin includes maps


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