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FDR 'Fire First' Speech - Sept. 11, 1941

Reel Number: 220683-08

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1941

Country: USA

Location: Washington, DC,White House

TC Begins: 21:07:31

TC Ends: 21:15:58

Duration: 00:08:27

FDR 'Fire First' Speech - Sept. 11, 1941 President Roosevelt at desk wearing black arm band. 'In spite of what Hitler's propaganda bureau has invented...submarine fired first on American Destroyer Greer...waters of self-defense...four other sunk vessels flew the American flag...were warships of the American navy.' 'It is the Nazi design to abolish freedom of the seas...Hitler's...known to the United States.' 'It is clear that Hitler has begun the attempt to control the seas.' ..an enemy of all law. 'When you see a rattlesnake poised, you do not wait...' 21:12:34 'The time for active defence is now, this is the time for prevention of attack...our patrolling...will protect them from...raiders...from now on. In spite of...(repeat take).

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