What was happening in the US in 1940?


Hitler invented the Bllitzkreig to invade Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. London was bombed for months. The US government opposed Hitler’s aggression but would not get involved. Soon, however, they began to help Britain with supplies. The climate improved in the US and the harvest was better than in years. The first peacetime draft began In the summer.

Movies from 1940:

Gone With the Wind won Academy Awards.

The Philadelphia Story starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and James Stuart.

Seahawk, the swashbuckling movie with Errol Flynn

Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Basil Rathbone

Best selling books:

The Nazarene by Sholem Asch

Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morley

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway