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captain queeg

(10,012 posts)
Tue Sep 12, 2023, 04:11 AM Sep 2023

Wow, I was just listening to Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech after Pearl Harbor was attacked

Early in Roosevelt's speech to congress he said “indeed one hour after Germany’s air squadrons started bombing…”. I can’t believe I’d never heard that mentioned anywhere before. Pretty big faux pa, but I’m sure he was already thinking about war with Germany rather than Japan.

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Wow, I was just listening to Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech after Pearl Harbor was attacked (Original Post) captain queeg Sep 2023 OP
I listened to the original speech True Blue American Sep 2023 #1
''one hour after Japanese air squadrons had "commenced" bombing ... " Donkees Sep 2023 #2
After a wide search, I can only find SpamWyzer Sep 2023 #3
See clip below. There's a series put out by the US govt captain queeg Sep 2023 #5
It's about 2 1/2 or e minutes into this clip captain queeg Sep 2023 #4
He is still saying ''one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing ... " in this video Donkees Sep 2023 #6
I don't know. You must not be looking at the same video as me. captain queeg Sep 2023 #7
I clicked on the video you posted, I listened again just now, he still says ''Japanese ... '' Donkees Sep 2023 #8
Can you send me the link or what you are looking at? captain queeg Sep 2023 #9

True Blue American

(17,931 posts)
1. I listened to the original speech
Tue Sep 12, 2023, 04:31 AM
Sep 2023

As a little girl. Scared me half to death. I just knew they would be here. That fear did not go away until 1945!

It was coming on both sides. Then I had to tell my Dad goodbye as he went to fight Germans. My Grandparents both came from Germany. Ireland on the other side.

Donkees

(30,724 posts)
2. ''one hour after Japanese air squadrons had "commenced" bombing ... "
Tue Sep 12, 2023, 04:31 AM
Sep 2023


On December 8th, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Declaration of War Address to congress. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Vol. 5. from Educational Video Group, Inc. available at http://www.evgonline.com
 

SpamWyzer

(385 posts)
3. After a wide search, I can only find
Tue Sep 12, 2023, 06:17 AM
Sep 2023

recorded versions and printed versions that clearly sound like "Japan's air force" and are printed with the same content.. Germany had already been attacking US shipping in the North Atlantic, including a torpedo attack off Iceland. Can you post the speech you heard? I would like to explore this more...

captain queeg

(10,012 posts)
5. See clip below. There's a series put out by the US govt
Tue Sep 12, 2023, 05:08 PM
Sep 2023

I suspect later versions were edited. It’s was quite a slip of the tongue and I’ve never heard it before. But Roosevelt and Churchill had already been discussing the “Germany first” before Pearl Harbor. I’ve read when Churchill heard of the attack he actually cried with relief and said now the defeat of Nazi Germany was inevitable

captain queeg

(10,012 posts)
7. I don't know. You must not be looking at the same video as me.
Wed Sep 13, 2023, 03:31 PM
Sep 2023

I don’t doubt that the slip was edited out, but in this vid he says Germany

Just listened to it a couple more times.

captain queeg

(10,012 posts)
9. Can you send me the link or what you are looking at?
Wed Sep 13, 2023, 05:27 PM
Sep 2023

Like open my link and then copy from there and send to me. Something sounds kind of clunky, “Germany air squadrons”, should be “German air squadrons”.

Of course it should just say Japanese. Who knows how things can show up on the internet.

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