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Vignette: Pearl Harbor Day

“A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY.” Today, Sunday 7 December 2014 is Pearl Harbor Day—a time to remember those who died exactly seventy-three years ago and to remember the dramatic event that triggered the entry of the United States into … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 23–29 November 1942: Casablanca—The Movie

With the Moroccan port of Casablanca in Allied hands following Operation Torch, American cinema audiences were treated to the first screening of the movie Casablanca. The film opened in New York City, this week in the war, on 26 November … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 15–21 September 1941: More help from America

This week in the war, on 16 September 1941, the United States announced that US warships would protect convoys as far east as the 26°W meridian if they were carrying materials to countries receiving Lend-Lease aid. Such countries notably included … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 4–10 August 1941: The Atlantic Charter

The Atlantic Charter conference took place this week in the war, 9–12 August 1941. United States president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, travelled on board the American heavy cruiser USS Augusta to meet with British prime minister Winston Churchill. Churchill came on … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 30 June–6 July 1941: “…we cannot save freedom with pitchforks…”

“…we cannot save freedom with pitchforks and muskets…,” President Roosevelt declared over the radio in his Fourth of July Address. “We know that we cannot save freedom in our own midst, in our own land, if all around us our … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 17–23 March 1941: Aussie PM honoured in Pommie Land

This week in the war, Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies was touring the British Isles. He was in Plymouth on 21 March 1941, and witnessed a heavy air raid, with the Luftwaffe dropping 20,000 incendiary bombs across the city. Twelve large … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 10–16 March 1941: Lend-Lease

This week in the war, 11 March 1941, President Roosevelt signed into law a statute that was diplomatically titled ‘An Act to Further Promote the Defense of the United States’; it was the famous Lend-Lease bill. Ideas and intentions that … Continue reading

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