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Webisode 12: 1929-1945 Page: 1 | 2

FDR Signing Legislation
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FDR Signing Legislation
FDR signs the Wagner Unemployment Bill, thereby creating the U.S. Employment Service. Frances Perkins and others stand behind him. It is June 6, 1933.



Adolf Hitler
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Adolf Hitler
Here, arriving to speak at a Nazi rally in Nuremberg in September 1934, is Germany's new Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Huge crowds have turned out to celebrate their hero.


Hitler and Mussolini
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Hitler and Mussolini
In this photograph, Italy's Benito Mussolini and Germany's Adolf Hitler solidify their military alliance in 1940. One year later, on December 11, 1941, each of their nations would declare war on the United States.


Concentration Camps
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Concentration Camps
In this horrifying photograph taken in 1945 we see a group of starved prisoners from a Nazi concentration camp who have been used for scientific experimentation.


Nazi Cartoon
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Nazi Cartoon
In this French cartoon from the 1940s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis are portrayed as a giant octopus whose deadly tentacles are reaching out to capture much of the globe.


FDR Declares War
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FDR Declares War
The morning after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt appeared before Congress to ask for a declaration of war against Japan. With only one negative vote Congress declared war that same day, after which Roosevelt signed the declaration, as we see here.


Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Here is General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1943. His rise to the top of the army has been meteoric. Before September,1941 he was a colonel. Then, in a space of a few months, he was promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. In June, 1942 he was appointed commander of the U.S. forces in Europe, and in February, 1943 he became a full general. Soon after this picture was taken, he would be named Supreme Allied Commander, with orders to mount an invasion of Europe.


D-Day
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D-Day
American troops run to the beaches to avoid Nazi gunfire on D-Day. Also known as Operation Overlord, D-Day was an invasion of the Nazi-controlled coast of Normandy by more than 60,000 Allied troops. Five thousand men died in the effort to take Omaha Beach, which was finally secured by the end of the day.


General Douglas MacArthur
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General Douglas MacArthur
Prior to Pearl Harbor General Douglas MacArthur had been in command of 130,000 troops in the Philippines. Forced to evacuate in 1942 he had vowed "I shall return." Here at center is General MacArthur landing at the beach at Morotai Island. Morotai was situated northwest of the Philippines, and MacArthur would use it as his base for a full-scale invasion of the Japanese-held Philippines in February, 1945.


Norman Rockwell: Freedom of Speech
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Norman Rockwell: Freedom of Speech
The popular American artist Norman Rockwell illustrated each of Franklin Roosevelt's famous "Four Freedoms." Here is his depiction of the freedom of speech, included on a poster advertising war bonds.



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