National Affairs: An Hour of Urgency

Five days after Franklin Roosevelt returned to his desk, the German Foreign Office intimated that continued peace between the Reich and the U. S. hung in the balance. A Nazi spokesman complained of U. S. "pinpricks." A warning to the U. S. came from the Rome press. The Axis, having for months ignored not only U. S. aid to Britain but the whole U. S. defense program designed to thwart its plans for world domination, had decided to try talking tough.

This change of tone suggested that perhaps Franklin Roosevelt had really touched the Axis' quick with his increasing and increasingly...

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