U.S. At War: No Truck with Fascism

In statements from Frankin Roosevelt, U.S. policy toward tottering Italy began to emerge.

Evidence of the delicacy of the situation came in the President's prompt public repudiation of an OWI overseas broadcast which had categorized King Vittorio Emanuele and Premier Pietro Badoglio as Fascists . The general tone the U.S. Government will maintain was rung in the Fireside Chat: "Our terms to Italy are still the same as our terms to Germany and Japan—'unconditional surrender.' We will have no truck with Fascism in any way, in any shape or manner.. We will permit no vestige of Fascism to remain."*

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