Wow, I was just listening to Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech after Pearl Harbor was attacked
Early in Roosevelt's speech to congress he said indeed one hour after Germanys air squadrons started bombing . I cant believe Id never heard that mentioned anywhere before. Pretty big faux pa, but Im sure he was already thinking about war with Germany rather than Japan.
As a little girl. Scared me half to death. I just knew they would be here. That fear did not go away until 1945!
It was coming on both sides. Then I had to tell my Dad goodbye as he went to fight Germans. My Grandparents both came from Germany. Ireland on the other side.
On December 8th, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Declaration of War Address to congress. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Vol. 5. from Educational Video Group, Inc. available at http://www.evgonline.com
recorded versions and printed versions that clearly sound like "Japan's air force" and are printed with the same content.. Germany had already been attacking US shipping in the North Atlantic, including a torpedo attack off Iceland. Can you post the speech you heard? I would like to explore this more...
I suspect later versions were edited. Its was quite a slip of the tongue and Ive never heard it before. But Roosevelt and Churchill had already been discussing the Germany first before Pearl Harbor. Ive read when Churchill heard of the attack he actually cried with relief and said now the defeat of Nazi Germany was inevitable
I dont doubt that the slip was edited out, but in this vid he says Germany
Just listened to it a couple more times.
Like open my link and then copy from there and send to me. Something sounds kind of clunky, Germany air squadrons, should be German air squadrons.
Of course it should just say Japanese. Who knows how things can show up on the internet.