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1940: Nazi Peace Bid Underway

A newspaper reported the Nazis were trying for peace in 1940.

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1939: Source of Anxiety Is Not Abroad but at Home

The source of anxiety was not abroad but at home in 1939, according to this Daily Globe article.

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1939: Nazis Can’t Stop Culture

The Nazis couldn’t stop culture, argued this 1939 editorial. Note Hitler’s displeasure with the German Nobel Peace Prize winner, which was echoed this year by China’s reaction to one of its dissidents winning the prize. Some things never change.

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1939: Let’s Not Lose Our Heads Over Europe

A 1939 editorial advised everyone to hold onto our hats over the European War.

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1939: Digging More Graves and Another Monument

We did need another war monument.

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1939: Homeowners Decorate City; Hitler Looms in Europe

In 1939, homeowners decorated Worthington while Germany was blaming attempts on Hitler’s life on Great Britain.

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1939: Now-Cryptic Editorial Cartoon

This 1939 editorial cartoon could be interpreted in a number of ways. In Europe, War is apparently brandishing a whip with a list (?). In the U.S., Humanity is beckoning people to sign up (?) for a Red Cross Drive. … Continue reading

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1939: The Looming Crises

Get ready for crises ahead, warned the Daily Globe in a 1939 editorial.

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1939: The Front Page

I learned when I stayed in Russia for two months as a student that Finland and Russia, historically speaking, were not chummy, and that there was a long-time rivalry between the two. Europe was heating up in 1939, and Finland … Continue reading

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1939: British Ship Torpedoed in U.S. Waters

In 1939, Germany torpedoed a ship in U.S. waters, pretty much right after they captured an American ship. But it was two more years before the U.S. entered the war.

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