Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1944 Written By Carole ~ United We Stand

In 1944 Carole wrote "United We Stand" for the military magazine The Mast ...

 Hitler wasn't guessing when he incorporated into his psychological warfare the strategy of "divide and conquer." It worked in Norway and it worked in France, and because there is no immunity to Fascism, it's trying hard right here in the United States. There is one antidote. We've got to remember that we're all in this together - The British, the Russians, the Chinese, the French, the Polish, the Yugoslavs, the Jews, the Irish, the Mexicans, the English and the Americans. Indians, whites, Negroes, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, boys in the AAF, Merchant Marine or civilians. Yes, civilians too. All the names from Pearl Harbour onwards are written on our memories and on our hearts and in your steel and your blood and your courage. The exploits at home aren't of this kind, but believe me, boys, they do exist. In two and a half short years, the country has rolled up its sleeves, and our production record can be heard in the planes that roar over Germany; our War Bond record is built into every tank and destroyer, and the blood banks of the Red Cross are only one of the "musts" on the daily lists of the men and women on the home front. None of us here can give as much as you. We all know it. That's why there is such a determination to give all we can, in time, spirit, money, and work. We believe in you. We know you're good, but you've got to believe in us, too, because the home front is also a fighting front and because this belief, this unity, brings the day of Victory right up there in plain sight. Unity is the one thing Hitler and his cohorts cannot cope with!