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By President Franklin D.
Over a week ago I held several important conferences at sea with the British Prime Minister. Because of the factor of safety to The huge world war two, Canadian and American ships and their personnel no prior announcement of these meetings could properly be made. At the close, a public statement by the Prime Minister and the President was made.
I quote it for the information of the Congress and for the record: Furthermore, the Prime Minister and I are arranging for conferences with the Soviet Union to aid it in its defense against the attack made by the principal aggressor of the modern world-- Germany. Finally, the declaration of principles at this time presents a goal which is worth while for our type of civilization to seek.
It is so clear cut that it is difficult to oppose in any major particular without automatically admitting a willingness to accept compromise with Nazism; or to agree to a world peace which would give to Nazism domination over large numbers of conquered nations.
Inevitably such a peace would be a gift to Nazism to take breath--armed breath--for a second war to extend the control over Europe and Asia to the American Hemisphere itself.
It is perhaps unnecessary for me to call attention once more to the utter lack of validity of the spoken or written word of the Nazi government. It is also unnecessary for me to point out that the declaration of principles includes of necessity the world need for freedom of religion and freedom of information.
No society of the world organized under the announced principles could survive without these freedoms which are a part of the whole freedom for which we strive.
Roosevelt December 8, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message.
And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII.
His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War.
Introduction. World War II was the mightiest struggle humankind has ever seen. It killed more people, cost more money, damaged more property, affected more people, and caused more far-reaching changes in nearly every country than any other war in history.
I would like you to consider two general claims: 1. No war in U.S. history can be justified according to the teachings of Christ. This includes the moral, economic, and political teachings of Christ, which every scholar should respect.
the big three of world war two The enormous initial successes of the Germans in Russia came to an end on December 6, , when the Russians counter-attacked and saved Moscow.
The next day, the Japanese attacked the American fleet in Pearl Harbour, bringing the United States into the war.
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