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Franklin D. Roosevelt Proposed Sacrificing Six Cruisers and Two Carriers at Manila to get into World War II.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Proposed Sacrificing Six Cruisers and Two Carriers at Manila to get into World War II.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Proposed Sacrificing Six Cruisers and Two Carriers at Manila to get into World War II.

Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed sacrificing 6 cruisers and 2 carriers at Manila to get into

" >war. Navy Chief Stark objected:

“I have previously opposed this and you have concurred as to its unwisdom. Particularly do I recall your remark in a previous conference when Mr. Hull suggested (more forces to Manila) and the question arose as to getting them out and your 100% reply, from my standpoint, was that you might not mind losing one or two cruisers, but that you did not want to take a chance on losing 5 or 6.”

(Charles Beard PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND THE COMING OF WAR 1941, p 424)

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