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World War I left many leery of another “Old World” conflict

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    A news vendor set up placards along a London street on Aug. 22, 1939, so that drivers could read about the international tensions brewing in the world.

In the run-up to America’s involvement in World War II, a nation wracked by the Great Depression felt it had been duped into sending its sons to fight and die in the bloody European “Great War” in 1917 and didn’t want to be caught up in such “Old World” conflicts again. Read more

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