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Adolf Hitler declaring war on the United States at the German Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 11 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2

Caption     Adolf Hitler declaring war on the United States at the German Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 11 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 183-1987-0703-507
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Photos on Same Day 11 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Berlin, Germany
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Apr 2016 04:10:21 PM


On December 11, 1941 Adolf Hitler spoke for 88 minutes and declared war on the United States
turning the tide of World War, and sealing the fate of the Third Reich.


It was the biggest goof of all time... Hitler now faced two powerful industrial giants the USSR and the USA. German industry could never compete with them and to make matters worse Germany now faced enemies on two fronts. It was only a matter of time before Nazi Germany would be defeated.


Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop delivered the diplomatic note to the American Charge d' Affairs in Berlin Mr. Leland B. Morris...


At almost the same time, German Charge d' Affairs in Washington Hans Thomsen delivered a copy to Mr. Ray Atherlon, of the Department of State...declaring war on the USA... Did you know by 1943 the USA was out producing Germany, Japan and Italy together.

By 1945 the USA had built the greatest fighting machine the world had ever seen. The events of WWII, are still, with us to this very day the world had changed forever...

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