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World War II Photo Essay

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The photos for this presentation are courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/). This online library is excellent source of learning about FDR and world history.

Adolf Hitler and his NAZI political party went unchecked after they invaded Poland in 1938. Without any consequences for this aggression, they continued their seige of other small countries and ultimately, France. While the United States provided materialistic support for the war effort against the agressive alliance of Germany, Italy and Japan -- it did not enjoin the battle until the fatefull day of December, 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and destroyed by Japan. As regretable as this tragedy was -- it may have saved the world from domination by Hitler's advanced war machine. The lessons of history are clear, we can no longer let tyranny go unchecked else we encourage such tyrants to threaten our own self-interests of freedom and liberty.

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