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Story of the last seven years

In the 1930s, the American public, recalling the losses of World War I, was loath to take seriously the menace posed by Hitler and his aggressive moves. Many Americans did not face up to the German threat even after the start of World War II when German troops overran much of Europe. Strong voices, including that of Charles Lindbergh, joined with "America First" organizations in asserting that the war was none of America's business; that England would fall anyhow; and that Hitler was not a menace. Through "lend-lease" and other measures Roosevelt aided England and increased American preparedness.

Story of the last seven years, May 1940
Ink, crayon, and opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing on layered paper
Published by NEA Service, Inc. (11)

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Images from the Trial

George Biddle (1885-1973)
Caricature of "Fritzsche" [Hans Fritzsche] and "'Fat' Goering" [Hermann Goering], [1946]
Ink drawing on paper
Manuscript Division (72.4)

Defendants in the Courtroom--Nuremberg Trials, [1945-1946]
Gelatin silver print
Manuscript Division
Gift of the family of Robert H. Jackson,
ca. 1984 (73.8)

Worldwide curiosity about the Nuremberg Trials was satisfied in part by courtroom photographs and drawings. George Biddle, brother of an American judge on the International Military Tribunal, made these two sketches as an artist for Look magazine. On the left is Hans Fritzsche, a mid-level official who directed radio propaganda, he was acquitted on all counts but later convicted by a German court. On the right is Reichsmarschall Hermann Göering, who had commanded the German air forces. After his conviction he committed suicide. The photograph shows the prisoners in the dock. Front row: Göering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walther Funk and Hjalmar Schacht. Back row: Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Franz von Papen, Artur Seyss-Inquart, Albert Speer, Konstantin von Neurath, and Fritzsche.

Additional Views:
"All Except 3 of Nazi Chiefs Guilty, Goering, Hess, Von Ribbentrop Convicted; Schacht, Von Papen Fritzsche Acquitted"
New York Times
(October 1, 1946) Late City Edition.
Vol. 406, no. 32,392
Serial & Government Publications Division (70.7)



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How to obtain copies of this item

TITLE:  [Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan]

CALL NUMBER:  SSF - Atomic Bomb--1945 [item] [P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-36452 (b&w film copy neg.)
No known restrictions on publication.

MEDIUM:  1 photographic print : gelatin silver.



Title devised by Library staff.

Official U.S. Army Air Force photograph.

Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 268.


World War, 1939-1945--Air operations--American--Japan--Nagasaki-shi.
Aerial bombings--Japan--Nagasaki-shi--1940-1950.
Nuclear weapons--1940-1950.


Aerial photographs 1940-1950.
Gelatin silver prints 1940-1950.

REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a36860

CARD #:  98506956

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