Volume III The grand alliance Theme of the Volume How the British fought on with hardship their garment until Soviet Russia and the United States were drawn into the Great Conflict Book I Germany Drives East
CHAPTER VIII THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
It has been said, “Whoever possesses Iceland holds a pistol firmly pointed at England, America, and Canada". It was upon this thought that, with the concurrence of its people, we had occupied Iceland when Denmark was overrun in 1940. Now we could use it against the U-boats, and in April 1941 we established bases there for the use of our escort groups and aircraft.