On December 15, 1918, an anonymous letter to a local newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, was delivered to the office of a member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.
The letter said: I am a man of the Army and I have been fighting for the right to wear a uniform.
I wear it because I believe that the men who wear it are soldiers, not civilians, and I want them to know that.
A week later, the letter was delivered in the mail to the president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, in a letter titled “Dear Franklin, President of the Republic, Dear Mr. Roosevelt.”
The letter, titled “I Have Been a Soldier for the Last Year and a Day,” was a sarcastic reference to President Theodore Roosevelt.
It was addressed to the American public, who would see it as a direct threat to the new president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Roosevelt was to be sworn in as president on January 3, 1921, and the letter that had come from the 82nd was a clear indicator that the American people were fed up with the war.
The letters were not intended for public consumption, but they were sent in the belief that it would cause the new commander in chief to change his stance on the war and allow more troops to be sent to fight in the coming years.
“Dear Mr. President, I have received a message from the President of France to send a large force to the Pacific in support of the French, which would be the largest force to go to the Philippines,” the letter read.
“I have had the honor to be your guest in Paris and I will be glad to tell you that the French Government is anxious to help in the fight against Fascism, which is spreading like a cancer among the peoples of the world.
It is only a matter of time before it is conquered by our own armies.
I wish to see the war over and you can be assured that the United Nations will be the first to condemn this war.”
The first letter The letter that sent Roosevelt to Paris, addressed to “Dear President, Dear Franklin, Dear President,” was dated July 7, 1918.
It said: We were expecting the Emperor of France and his Minister of War to come to the United Kingdom and ask for a larger force to be dispatched to fight the Japanese, but I am glad to hear that they are waiting to receive it.
As you know, we have been a strong friend of France for more than fifty years.
Our armies are always ready and our Government has been active for years.
We have not sent any large force, but the Emperor and his Government have requested our help in protecting France.
We hope to see this force dispatched at once, and in the meantime we will be sending them the news that the Emperor has decided to go against the Versailles Treaty and send a larger forces to fight Fascism in the Far East.
Roosevelt had been a long-time supporter of the Allies and was in favor of the German-Soviet War.
The German-Italian War, which began on June 25, 1939, ended on August 12, 1945.
“This letter is very offensive,” Roosevelt wrote.
“We have always been a good friend to the German people and believe that they will never have a war with the Italians or France and that they should remain in peace.
We are not going to allow any German or Italian troops to invade France or the Far West.
The Italian Government is very concerned and the Government of the Netherlands, which has no troops, is equally worried.
We do not want any further German or French attacks against Europe, and we would like to see them stop their aggression in Europe.”
The United States was not the only country that was annoyed with the letter.
France was also infuriated, and it sent the letter to the President’s personal secretary, John B. McCormack.
“The letter was addressed directly to the First President of The United Nations, the Secretary General, Mr. McCormick,” wrote Thomas E. Dewey, who served as a senior advisor to President Roosevelt.
“Dewey was aware that Roosevelt was not averse to sending a large military force to France, and that the U-boat raiders who had invaded the French waters were to be punished.
The President had no desire to fight for the Italians, but he did want to make it clear that he did not intend to fight them directly.
He was simply making a general point to the other leaders that if they wanted to go forward with an invasion of France, they would be expected to come up with some solution.
And the message was sent by courier.”
A year later, on December 12, 1919, the United Sates Navy was attacked and the American ambassador in Paris was killed.
The ambassador had been killed in the attack on the American Embassy in Paris, which had been targeted by French submarine torpedoes.
On January 11, 1920,