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SS Athenia torpedoed... America stays out of World War II...
Item # 675124
September 04, 1939
THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Sept. 4, 1939
* SS Athenia sinking (1st report)
* 1st British ship sunk by Germany
* World War II at the beginning
* Britain and France entering the war
The front page banner headline announces: "SHIP IS TORPEDOED" with subheads: "Declare War On Nazis" "Britain & France Put Mighty Forces Into Action When Hitler Spurns Plea"
"Nazis In savage Attack on Poland" and more.
Also: "246 Americans Were on Board" the British liner Athenia. Also a ftpg. photo of: "President Roosevelt Calls Nation To Work For Peace and Unity".
Eight pages, nice condition.
Category: World War II