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Peace was great, unless you were Poland in 1939.
Sadly, people’s hopes for ending hostilities in Europe in 1939 were ultimately futile. But that’s 20-20 hindsight.
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.
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
Europe was going off the deep end in 1939.
Dictators, while efficient, are generally not worth it, this 1939 Daily Globe editorial said.
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.
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.
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
Dwane Pigman, a technician fourth grade, was given the bronze star in 1945.