Retired General Pershing supports destroyers for bases deal. Colonel Charles Lindbergh supports U.S.neutrality
United States USA Date:1940, August Duration:2 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
Retired U.S. General of the Armies, John J. Perishing and Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, express opposing sentiments in public statements. The 79 years old U.S. Army officer General John J. Perishing seated at a desk and speaks into a microphone. He speaks in support of the so-called "Destroyers for Bases" initiative of the Roosevelt administration (without using that term). Among his opening remarks, he states,"With democracy and liberty overthrown on the Continent of Europe, only the British are left to defend democracy and liberty ...." In contrast, speaking at a rally sponsored by the "Citizens National Keep America Out of War Committee," in Soldiers Field, Chicago, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh argues against American involvement in war.
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