I was just watching NBC’s Olympic coverage and a Tom Brokaw report about the German seige on Great Britain during WWII. I am definitely undereducated when it comes to world history, and I was finding most of it fairly fascinating. The latter part of the report talked about Churchill’s urgent desire to get the US involved in the war because he didn’t believe Britain would survive fighting off the Germans alone (even though Germany ultimately turned its attention to fighting the Russians, apparently).
There was brief mention at the end of the report about Churchill’s relief that the US joined after the Pearl Harbor attack. But one of the things I found myself wondering was whether there is any documentation of Hitler’s feelings about America’s lack of involvement prior to the attack, and how he and the Germans felt once the US joined the fray. Did they see America’s involvement as a threat? Had they hoped America would stay out of it altogether? Did they care?