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Britain, naval defense, air defense, military aid, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Huntington Wilson
A hand-written copy of a telegram sent by Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson addressed to Franklin D. Roosevelt, dated September 15, 1940. Within, Wilson urges Roosevelt to take decisive action to protect American shores by providing military aid to Britain.
Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Folder 3-5, Document 26
The President, Washington
To reinforce Britain immediately on sea and in air and thus make conquest of Britain impossible is the only sure way to keep war from reaching American shores and is the paramount requirement of American self-defense.
Flying fortresses, fighting planes, torpedo boats and everything needed should be hurried across.
As President and as Commander in Chief, you have the responsibility for saving America's future by bold leadership and bold action now.
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Huntington-Wilson, Francis Mairs, "Telegram From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt, September 15, 1940" (1940). World War II Era Documents, 1939-1945. 24.