Tuesday September 28, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No Post Today:

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

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Hitler and Mussolini spoke at a rally in Berlin that was heard by millions around the world in a radio broadcast. Hitler went first and spoke of the “common ideals and interests inspiring Italy and Germany.” Mussolini, delivering his speech in German, made the first official acknowledgment that Italy had troops in Spain when he said, “Where words are insufficient to carry on the fight we turn to weapons. We have done this in Spain, where thousands of Italian Fascist volunteers have lost their lives.”

At the League of Nations, Britain and France balked at Spain’s demand to condemn Germany and Italy as aggressors and allow arms exports to the Spanish government, fearing it would worsen the general situation in Europe.

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photo of a crying baby amid the bombed-out ruins of Shanghai’s South Railway Station after a Japanese air strike against civilians

The League of Nations officially condemned the Japanese bombing of Chinese cities.







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President Roosevelt dedicated the Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge. The Timberline Lodge also officially opened by the president.

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