Revealed: How America planned to attack Britain in 1930
London, Sep.21 (ANI): Believe it or not, the United States had prepared a military plan to attack the United Kingdom and wipe out a major part of the British Army in 1930, a mere nine years before World War Two.
Declassified files reveal that America drew up proposals specifically aimed at eliminating all British land forces in Canada and the North Atlantic, thus destroying Britain's trading ability and bringing the country to its knees.
Previously unparalleled troop movements were launched as an overture to an invasion of Canada, which was to include massive bombing raids on key industrial targets and the use of chemical weapons, the latter signed off at the highest level by none other than the legendary General Douglas MacArthur.
The plans, revealed in a Channel 5 documentary, were one of a number of military contingency plans drawn up against a number of potential enemies, including the Caribbean islands and China, the Daily Mail reports.
There was even one to combat an internal uprising within the United States.
In the end there was no question of President Franklin D. Roosevelt subscribing to what was known as War Plan Red.
Instead the two countries became the firmest of allies during the Second World War, an occasionally strained alliance that continues to this day.
Still, it is fascinating to know that there were enough people inside the American political and military establishment who thought that such a war was feasible.
While outside of America, both Churchill and Hitler also thought it a possibility during the 1930s.
Plan Red was code for an apocalyptic war with Britain and all her dominions.
After the 1918 Armistice and throughout the 1920s, America's historic anti-British feelings handed down from the 19th century were running dangerously high due to Britain owing the United States nine billion pounds for their intervention in The Great War.
British feeling against America was known to be reciprocal. (ANI)
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