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Old 21-11-2012, 01:49 AM   #242
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Why England Slept is the published version of a thesis written by John F. Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title was an allusion to Winston Churchill's 1938 book While England Slept,which also examined the buildup of German power. Published in 1940,the book examines the failures of the British government to take steps to prevent World War II and is notable for its uncommon stance of not castigating the appeasement policy of the British government at the time, instead suggesting that an earlier confrontation between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany could well have been more disastrous in the long run...As ambassador to Britain, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. supported Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement during the late 1930s. John F. Kennedy lived with his father in Britain at that time and witnessed the Luftwaffe's bombings of Britain first-hand...
After publication in 1940, the book sold 80,000 copies in the United Kingdom and the United States, collecting US$40,000 in royalties for Kennedy; those from the British sales were donated to Plymouth, England, recently bombed by the Luftwaffe, while Kennedy bought a green Buick convertible with the American income...The song "The Order of Death" appears on the soundtrack of the movie, The Blair Witch Project, and the 1990 science fiction film, Hardware. It was also featured in the Miami Vice episode, "Little Miss Dangerous"Jackie Mc. "This is Not a Love Song" appears in the film Waltz With Bashir.

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