The Second World War as a watershed in the French Caribbean

@article{StrombergChilders2012TheSW,
  title={The Second World War as a watershed in the French Caribbean},
  author={Kristen Stromberg Childers},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={409 - 430}
}
Abstract During the Second World War, Martinique and Guadeloupe became strategically important to Great Britain and the United States, who feared that the Nazis might gain valuable refueling ports, as well as French gold and battleships, if the islands fell under German control. The US Navy drew up plans for a possible invasion of Martinique but the crisis was averted with the signing of a “gentleman's agreement” with Admiral Robert, the Vichy authority on the islands. Martinicans and… 

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