Kennedy, Joseph, 1888-1969

Kennedy was US Ambassador to Great Britain from 1937-41 and he was a firm believer in US isolationism. He did not understand CHAMBERLAIN’s policy of appeasement and felt that Britain could not possibly fight a war against Germany. He told ROOSEVELT that he expected Germany to win the war. In November 1940 he resigned and returned to the USA where he became a supporter of the Lend- Lease program.

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