Five months after the death of F.D.R, Life magazine published an article in its September 24, 1945 edition, which was written by John Camberlain, on how F.D.R. had 15 hours prior notice of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Camberlain described how F.D.R.'s opponent in the 1944 presidential elections, Thomas E. Dewey, had learnt of this fact, and could have made immense political capital from proving to the nation that its president had failed to even warn his troops, that the attack—which killed 2,400 people—was coming. But Dewey had received a letter from General George C. Marshall, supposedly threatening that making public the fact the U.S. was reading the Japanese code, would have cost American lives. Dewey's campaign advisers Herbert Brownell Junior & Elliot V. Bell confirmed that Dewy has desisted from using this information, and that it had surely cost him the election.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
F.D.R.'s pre-knowledge of the Pearl Harbour attack
from left to right:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican candidate in the 1944 United States Presidential election, which
he lost to F.D.R. Herbert Brownell Junior & Elliot V. Bell, Dewey's advisor in that failed campaign. And General George C. Marshall.
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