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

Peace was great, unless you were Poland in 1939.

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1939: Ending European Hostilities

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

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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1939: Europe Goes Mad

Europe was going off the deep end in 1939.

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1939: Power Is Poison; Dictators are Not Worth It

Dictators, while efficient, are generally not worth it, this 1939 Daily Globe editorial said.

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1939: Athenia Torpedoed

Germany sank the British merchant ship Athenia in 1939; there was a son of a Worthington man on it. Most of the passengers did survive, fortunately.

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1939: Athenia Disaster Has Local Ties

The Athenia was the first British ship sunk in World War II, on Sept. 3, 1939. A former Worthington man’s son was on it. Most of the passengers were saved.

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1939: War Now a Grim Reality

History repeated itself in 1939 as “the German people are once more led into slaughter by the ambitions of an autocrat,” in this 1939 Daily Globe editorial. Special points for Hitler’s promises to not use any poison gas and not … Continue reading

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1945: Pigman Earns Bronze Star

Dwane Pigman, a technician fourth grade, was given the bronze star in 1945.

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