Sunday, April 10, 2011

Before Pearl Harbor: The United States at War

Brad DeLong the economist blogger has been for quite a while been running a feature called Liveblogging World War II. In it he posts a document or news item from 60 years ago exactly.

What I've learned is that the USA was essentially at war well before Pearl Harbor.  Note today's entry, April 10, 1941:
USS Niblack (DD 424) drops depth charges against a German U-boat while attempting to rescue the crew of a torpedoed Dutch freighter.
And various belligerent statements by FDR about the war in Europe are also remarkable.

Image: USS Niblack

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