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Lindbergh asks U.S. isolation
CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 1940 (UP) -- Col. Charles A. Lindbergh told a peace rally yesterday that European nations are fighting a war over the division of territory and wealth, an issue that has caused conflict there since history began, and warned that the United States must remain aloof from that war.
Pershing urges U.S. aid to Britain
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 1940 (UP) -- The proposition that the defense of America may depend on the United States selling over-age destroyers to Great Britain had been brought into the open today by Gen. John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the A.E.F.
Ribbentrop text justifying war against Soviet Union
BERLIN, June 21, 1941 (UP) - Following is the text of the German declaration by Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop:
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, heavy loss of life; U.S. fleet steams to sea
By United Press
The United States fleet steamed from Pearl Harbor Sunday after a Japanese dive bomber, torpedo plane and parachute raid on the great American naval and air base, causing heavy loss of life and property damage in an unprovoked assault which precipitated a general war in the Pacific.
White House announcement of Hawaii attack
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1941 (UPI) - Text of a White House announcement detailing the attack on the Hawaiian islands is:
Hull accuses Japanese of outright lies
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1941 (UPI) - Secretary of State Cordell Hull tonight angrily told Saburo Kurusu and Kichsaburo Nomura, Japanese negotiators, that their government's answer to his memorandum was "crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions."
Japanese attacks understood continuing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1941 (UPI) - White House Secretary Stephen Early issued a statement tonight declaring that Japanese attacks are continuing so far as the U.S. government knows.
Tojo reading Hirohito speech: Japan declares war on U.S., Britain
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UP) - Here is the official translation of the Japanese Emperor's proclamation of war as read by Premier Tojo to the empire, and picked up here by the NBC listening post:
FDR asks war against Japan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 1941 (UP) -- President Roosevelt today in person asked Congress to declare that "a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire" as a result of Japan's "unprovoked and dastardly attack."
U.S. has begun counterattack
By RICHARD HOTTELET, United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 1941 (UPI) - The United States pressed huge scale naval and aerial operations against Japan in the Battle of the Pacific today, Washington sources reported.
Japan hits British and U.S. defenses
By RICHARD D. WILSON
MANILA, Dec. 9, 1941 (UP) - Japan has hurled attacks against all parts of the Orient in a Nipponese blitz which crashed against British and American defenses principally. At the same time Japan claims to have wrung an armistice from Thailand.
Admiral Kimmel: "Never have we been so proud"
HONOLULU, Dec. 11, 1941 (UP) - Admiral Husband R. Kimmel, commander in chief of the U.S. Fleet and Rear Admiral Claude Bloch, commander of the Honolulu Naval District, had the following to say in a joint statement praising the response to the call of duty by civilians, the army, navy and Marine Corps during last Sunday's attack by Japanese war planes:
Germany, Italy join with Japs against Allies
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