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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.
This AP dispatch summarized the war in Europe in October 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
The atomic bomb was called a “new argument for peace” in the headline for this 1945 Daily Globe editorial. That argument being “If we fight, we will crush you utterly.”
Eichmann was captured in May 1960, an action that was quite controversial. If you’re at all interested in this topic, I would recommend reading philosopher Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.” Arendt covered the … Continue reading