With war looming in Europe, Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler appealing for peace - this day in 1938. FDR was worried about German threats to invade a part of Czechoslovakia called the Sudentenland (more)
#OTD 1940: With Nazi army sweeping across Europe, #FDR signed Selective Service Act, which enabled Black men — unlike in the past — to join all branches of the US military. @USNavy @USArmy @USMC @usairforce #MondayThoughts #MondayVibes #MondayMotivation
As he signed the draft registration bill, FDR knew that war was approaching. Japan had overrun China, Nazi Germany had overrun Western Europe and was now bombing London and other British cities, ahead of a planned invasion. Here: Nazi bombers over London
The secret WWII mission that had US bombers flying at treetop height deep inside Nazi-occupied Europe
A 82-year-old Jew donated over 8,000 books on Jewish history and culture to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum yesterday and expressed his appreciations since the city sheltered for over 20,000 Jews who fled Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.
Those 3:00 am calls really do happen: This day in 1939, President Roosevelt was awakened with the news that Nazi Germany had invaded Poland. Britain and France soon declared war, and WWII began in Europe (it was already underway in Asia)
Noor Inayat Khan, a WWII spy, is being honoured with a Blue Plaque in London. She was the first female radio operator to be flown into Nazi-occupied France and “Britain’s first Muslim war heroine in Europe,” English Heritage said. (📷 @EnglishHeritage ) #5News
Of course today, we honor all those who served & sacrificed 75 years ago on D Day. The liberation of Europe began June 6, 1944, & we all owe a great debt to our brave & courageous WWII veterans, those who saved us all from Nazi tyranny and the thousand year Reich.
We salute the veteran Allied forces 75 years after the final defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe.
“We are witnessing a worrying level of racism, intolerance, and a wave of hate crimes.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns of “an attack on the fundamental values of liberal democracy” in Europe and beyond during in a visit to former Nazi camp Auschwitz.
Just yards from Omaha Beach, President Trump paid tribute to the 160,000 American soldiers and Allied forces who stormed the beaches during D-Day—a moment that foretold the end of Nazi occupation in Europe and forever changed the course of history. #DDay75
My grandfather landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day, fought through Europe, and liberated concentration camps. We are an Anti-Nazi family. ??