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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date23 October 1941
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S.S. Lehigh
U.S. Ships
U.S.S. Greer
Neutrality Act
Person DepictedTojo; Hideki (1884-1948)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: Oct 30. More than 70 American sailors died in the first U-boat attack on a US battleship in the Atlantic. Congressmen fumed at the attack on the USS Reuben James, which was on convoy duty west of Iceland. Forty-four members of her crew were rescued. this caused America to move a long way from her original position of absolute neutrality, and there were talks in Washington between senior naval staff from America, Britain and Canada. These led to the US escorting Atlantic convoys, which greatly relieved the Allied war effort. This was the third attack on American warships in a month, but although President Roosevelt maintained the disasters would not mean a break in relations with Germany, it did mean a strenghtening of ties with Britain.
SubjectsAmerican eagle
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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