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Franklin D. Roosevelt Fireside Chat, June 5, 1944
archive.org ^ | 6/5/44

Posted on 06/05/2014 5:29:10 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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FDR on the fall of Rome


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 06/05/2014 5:29:10 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Roosevelt talks about the significance of Rome’s liberation. Click on the link below to listen.

FDR on the fall of Rome

2 posted on 06/05/2014 5:30:20 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

bump


3 posted on 06/05/2014 5:31:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Interesting....as he was delivering this address he knew that the largest,most important.military operation in the history of warfare was just hours away.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 5:34:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I commented yesterday on another discussion that for all that Roosevelt was a Democrat, he at least wanted us to win the war. Now I realize that the Invasion of Normandy was the battle he knew about but didn’t mention when he gave that speech.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 5:49:56 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Bump.


6 posted on 06/05/2014 5:51:59 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
What an incredible hypocrite he was about Mussolini. "20 years ago, unfortunately, Fascists took control"

11-12 years before he gave this speech, he sent Mussolini glowing, hand-written letters telling Il Duce how much he admired him and his system and how impressed he was with what Mussolini accomplished. He was a public supporter... for the most part... of Italy's Fascist regime until they invaded Abyssinia. See Wolfgang Schivelbusch's excellent book Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939. National Socialism, Fascism, and the New Deal were just different shades of the same modernist "progressive" impulse.
7 posted on 06/05/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
"One up and two to go."

One UP? It was up instead of DOWN in the 40's?

8 posted on 06/05/2014 6:02:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Joe Biden watched it on TV.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 6:02:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kitkat

So much reference to Christianity, and credit to other nations who helped. Quite a noble Statesman.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 6:10:56 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Eaker

Gen. Eaker mentioned by name @ 13:59


11 posted on 06/05/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: rovenstinez

“So much reference to Christianity, and credit to other nations who helped. Quite a noble Statesman.”

I’ve never considered Roosevelt to be a “noble statesman.” I believe he was concerned only with getting four terms of office as President, and to leave the opening for Truman, another Democrat, who was then elected.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; All
Here's a youtube video link you might also be interested in checking out, which touches on that same date (June 5, 1944), then moves forward into footage from D-Day and beyond.

   WW II : RARE COLOR FILM : D-DAY : JUNE 5TH 1944

13 posted on 06/05/2014 6:43:43 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
FDR on the Fall of Rome.

Shorter than Edward Gibbon's version.

14 posted on 06/05/2014 7:09:54 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kitkat
FDR would have preferred to have Henry Wallace succeed him--the party insiders forced him to drop Wallace from the ticket in 1944.

If Wallace had been President after FDR's death, there would have been no Cold War because Wallace would have given Stalin everything he wanted.

15 posted on 06/05/2014 7:12:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

What is also interesting is Roosevelt’s American aristocratic accent that is today gone.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 7:12:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I probably should have said, the liberation of Rome.
17 posted on 06/05/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Bump…


18 posted on 06/05/2014 9:03:06 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: PJ-Comix
FDR was "old rich," as opposed to Kennedy who was nouveau riche (or more recent grafters who piled up their wealth by public office, like LBJ and WJC).

One of the ambassadors during the FDR administration was a Biddle who was a descendant of the Biddle who was Andrew Jackson's target in the "bank war"--a very wealthy old Philadelphia family.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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