December 15, 1941 - America's First Week Of War.

Getting used to blackouts. News of this day in 1941 was all about America's entry into the war and little else. From Navy communiques regarding fighting in the Philippines and islands throughout the Pacific region to reports of heavy fighting in

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News of this day in 1941 was all about America's entry into the war and little else. From Navy communiques regarding fighting in the Philippines and islands throughout the Pacific region to reports of heavy fighting in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and the loss of Kowloon to the Japanese. Reports from North Africa and continued fighting in and around Tripoli in Libya. On the Eastern front, reports of Russian armies engaging in heavy fighting with German army advances on Leningrad.

And domestic news was preoccupied with Congress and the War effort. Air raid blackouts of most cities in the U.S. - the cancellation of the Rose Bowl Game on New Years Day in Pasadena in favor of another location, not on the West Coast, which was nervous over possible attack from Japanese carrier based planes.

A nervous day as presented by the Blue Network of NBC on December 15, 1941 with morning and afternoon reports and bulletins.

Truly uncertain times.

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