HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) left, and Lord Louis Mountbatten (later 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) circa 1922. Edward abdicated in favor of his brother George (1936) and Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army (1979).
Winston Churchill Delivers his “Iron Curtain” Speech On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. President Harry S. Truman introduced the former British Prime Minister who then delivered one of the most memorable speeches of the twentieth century.
On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans during World War II. Two small children of Japanese evacuees sit atop luggage piled in kindergarten room in Little Tokyo
On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for the U.S. military to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans during World War II. Two Japanese women get information from a Japanese clerk regarding plans for their removal.
In 1919, the Transcontinental Motor Convoy crossed the U.S. to test the mobility of the military during wartime. It is perhaps more famous for a Lieutenant Colonel who decades later would become President Dwight Eisenhower. Twenty-four officers and 258 enlisted men took 81 motorized Army vehicles from Washington, D.C. to Gettysburg, and then followed much of the Lincoln Highway to San Francisco, arriving 62 days later. So much for mobility!