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 meant to be a delicate prod in the opposite direction through focusing on immediate neighbors.…
Europe was going off the deep end in 1939.