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" We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting has started. And history has recorded who fired the first shot. "
Information Digest - Page 7
by United States. Office of War Information - 1941
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Department of State Publication: General foreign policy series

United States - 1949
...American lives were lost in a submarine attack on the USS Kearny, The "shooting," the President said, "has started. And history has recorded who fired the first shot." " In November the neutrality act was amended as the President and the Secretary of State had recommended,...
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International Law Documents

Naval War College (U.S.) - International law - 1941
...attacked and hit on October seventeenth. Eleven brave and loyal men of our Navy were killed by the Nazis. We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...fired the last shot. America has been attacked. The TJ. SS Kearnp is not just a Navy ship. She belongs to every man, woman, and child in this Nation. Illinois,...
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Toward an Entangling Alliance: American Isolationism, Internationalism, and ...

Ronald E. Powaski - History - 1991 - 288 pages
...Roosevelt, in a Navy Day address on October 27, declared: "We have wished to avoid a shooting war. But the shooting has started. And history has recorded who fired the first shot" Four days later, another American destroyer, the Reuben James, was attacked and sunk by a German submarine,...
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The Executive's Book of Quotations

Julia Vitullo-Martin, J. Robert Moskin - Business & Economics - 1994 - 379 pages
...STENGEL, baseball manager (The Gospel According to Casey, p. 9) "... the shooting has started . . . history has recorded who fired the first shot. In the long run, however, all that will matter is who fires the last shot." FRANKUN D RooSEVELT, October 27, 1941, following attacks by German U-boats on...
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The Era of World War II Through Contemporary Times

Kathy Sammis - History - 2000 - 122 pages
...wait for an act of war on our part. (ADDRESS AFTER A GERMAN NAVY ATTACK ON A US DESTROYER, 10/27/41) We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...history has recorded who fired the first shot.... America has been attacked. The USS Kearny is not just a Navy ship. She belongs to every man, woman,...
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Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline ...

John V. Denson - Executive power - 2001 - 791 pages
...Kearny, was attacked and damaged by a German submarine. On October 27 the president told the country: "We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...fired the first shot. In the long run, however, all 130Fred I. Greenstein, ed., Leadership in the Modern Presidency (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University...
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Crucible of Power: A History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1897

Howard Jones - History - 2001 - 555 pages
...eleven men and inflicting heavy damage on the vessel. Ten days later Roosevelt indignantly declared that "we have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...And history has recorded who fired the first shot." Roosevelt did not mention that the Kearney, like the Greer, had been in hot pursuit of the German submarine...
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Depression to Cold War: A History of America from Herbert Hoover to Ronald ...

Joseph M. Siracusa, Joseph Siracusa, David G. Coleman - History - 2002 - 300 pages
...October 31, the Reuben James lost ninety-six men in a similar attack. In response, Roosevelt warned, "We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...And history has recorded who fired the first shot." With public sentiment in favor of the Allies growing, Roosevelt decided the time had come to get rid...
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The Affairs of State

Tim Steele - Fiction - 2004 - 281 pages
...was attacked and hit on October 17. Eleven brave and loyal men of our Navy were killed by the Nazis. We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...all that will matter is who fired the last shot— ... I have in my possession a secret map made in Germany by Hitler's government, by the planners of...
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The Folly of War: American Foreign Policy, 1898-2005

Donald E. Schmidt - History - 2005 - 370 pages
...incident. At a Navy Day celebration in the national capital on October 27 FDR's deceit was at its worst: We have wished to avoid shooting. But the shooting...however, all that will matter is who fired the last shot. American has been attacked. The USS Kearney is not just a Navy ship. She belongs to every man, woman,...
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