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Post by gavmeister13 » 26 Sep 2003 10:32

In WWII was Brazil involved and if so on which side [Axis/Allied]?

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 26 Sep 2003 11:34

From memory Brazil joined the Allied war effort in 1943, and eventually contributed a division to the Italian campaign, as well as naval efforts in the Atlantic.

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Post by Barkhorn » 26 Sep 2003 14:57

Gwynn Compton wrote:From memory Brazil joined the Allied war effort in 1943, and eventually contributed a division to the Italian campaign, as well as naval efforts in the Atlantic.

Gwynn


My granpa has served in Italy with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB). :wink:

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Post by gavmeister13 » 26 Sep 2003 21:00

How well did they do in Italy?

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Post by Orok » 26 Sep 2003 21:10

I might be wrong but I remember that the Brazilian government was openly sympathetic with the Axis causes until a number of their merchant ships were sunk by German U-boats. This made them change mind and Brazil eventually joined the Allied camp. :D

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Post by Xavier » 26 Sep 2003 21:22

Yes, can someone please post a list of non-beligerant ships sunk in the south-atlantic, caribean-gulf of mexico area?

or direct us to a place with such info. (even more general..)?

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Post by Raquitico » 28 Sep 2003 00:02

Orok wrote:I might be wrong but I remember that the Brazilian government was openly sympathetic with the Axis causes until a number of their merchant ships were sunk by German U-boats. This made them change mind and Brazil eventually joined the Allied camp. :D

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This was a excuse that the brazilian gov. used to enter int the war.
The real reason to Brazil fight against the Axis is because the USA give a lot of money. This money, for example, was used to construct a great siderurgical park: the CSN - Compania Siderurgica Nacional.

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Post by Jeremy Chan » 06 Oct 2003 07:18

What equipment were the Brazilian forces using then?

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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 09 Oct 2003 08:44

in 1940-1941 Brazil stoped trading with germany (only the weapons bought were still "traded"). in 42 Brazil ceeded an airbase to the Allies and cut relations with germany and in '43 it declarred war on the axis. Brazillian troops fought in Italy under US 5th army.

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Re: Brazil

Post by tigre » 22 Jun 2020 18:54

Hello to all :D; just a little on this................................

Brazil, the difficult march towards war.

Summer Wells emphasized that Brazil was a friend and an important ally of the USA and it was entitled to receive on loan all the appropriate military equipment for her needs, such as fighters, reconnaissance planes and medium-sized bombers, tanks, and coastal artillery. Roosevelt confirmed the accuracy of the position taken by his undersecretary and agreed with the Brazilian demands, albeit without enthusiasm.

When President Roosevelt broke the silence by assuring his commitment to supply updated equipment to the armed forces, Brazil finally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, Italy, and Japan on the last day of the Rio Conference on January 28, 1942. Later declared war on August 1942.

Sources: Getulio Vargas Depôe o Brasil na Segunda Guerra Mundial. Sérgio Oliveira. Outubro de 1996.
BRAZIL THE HARD ROAD TO WAR. RIO CONFERENCE JAN 42.
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Post by Kingfish » 01 Jul 2020 01:50

Jeremy Chan wrote:
06 Oct 2003 07:18
What equipment were the Brazilian forces using then?
The Brazilians were equipped and organized as a standard US infantry division.
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