a blog supplementing the Images of America book from Arcadia Publishing
Friday, December 2, 2016
November 22, 1940, Appleton Post-Crescent
President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR), like most Americans, wasn't eager for the US to enter a global military conflict. But unlike the ardent isolationists, he also figured it was inevitable. Even though America didn’t officially join World War II until December 1941 right after Pearl Harbor, FDR started preparations in 1940. The news articles above reflect some of the goings-on in Menasha in that era.