1939: Peace Is So Wonderful, Unless You’re Poland

Peace was great, unless you were Poland in 1939.

1939: Ending European Hostilities

Sadly, people’s hopes for ending hostilities in Europe in 1939 were ultimately futile. But that’s 20-20 hindsight.

1939: Hitler And King Turkey Day

The two major headlines in October 1939 are juxtaposed here, one about the awesome first King Turkey Day celebration ever, and one about Hitler and the coming storm in Europe.

1939: Isolation Impossible As European War Begins

There were a lot of isolationists in 1939 who believed we should mind our own business and not get involved in the European war. I’m honestly not sure if this column is a variation on that line of thought or meant to be a delicate prod in the opposite direction through focusing on immediate neighbors.…
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1939: Europe Goes Mad

Europe was going off the deep end in 1939.