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December 11, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day in 1941, Germany declared war on the United States. This ended the period of British isolation on the Western Front memorialized by a song from The Kinks, “Mr. Churchill Says.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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