June 18, three days before the signing of the act of capitulation of France, when the French surrendered to the Germans without hindrance, allowing to embed themselves in a united Europe, Churchill said: "The Battle of France is over, and now the battle of Britain begins. ' And three days before June 18 th, June 15, England has requested the United States to 'help'. Faced with the threat of German invasion in the island, the British discovered that they lack destroyers (available there 68 pieces, for comparison, in 1918, when England is also expected German invasion, it had at its disposal 433 destroyers.) As you you think about how to respond to this request 'strategic ally' and brother in 'Atlantic civilization'? I can tell you - at first the Senate even refused to consider the British request, as head of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Kay Pittman made the following statement - 'England must surpass its fleet in North America, and then surrender, no secret that the United Kingdom is absolutely not ready protect themselves, no, and the United States can not do anything about it, any attempt to help only delay the inevitable. We hope that the senseless attempts of resistance will not affect the deadlines for the adoption of the plan (distillation of the British fleet in the US and Canada). Congress did not yield to attempts to drag America into a European war. '