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America's Planned War On Britain

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In the 200 years since the American Revolution the United States and Great Britain have moved from enemies to firm allies. However, a top secret document found in the US National archive suggests that the establishment of the 'special relationship' was not as smooth as once thought. Details of an offensive strategy known as War Plan Red, suggests that America, fearing and resenting the scale of the British Empire, developed a plan to provoke Britain into all-out war by invading Canada. Investigating the proposed implementation of this large scale plot, fascinating one-off special ‘America's Planned War With Britain' reveals how close War Plan Red came to realization. Gathering military experts and historians in America, Britain and Canada to work through the plans as a strategic war game, this extraordinary programme explores how a hypothetical battle between America and Great Britain might have unfolded and who would have won.