CBI - China: Day 80 of 154 of the Japanese Invasion of Manchuria.
1936 — , December 6
Spain: Day 143 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
1937 — , December 6
Spain: Day 508 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
CBI - China: Day 153 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
1938 — , December 6
Europe: A Franco-German friendship pact is signed.
Spain: Day 873 of 985 of the Spanish Civil War.
CBI - China: Day 518 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
Day 56 of 81 of Japan's Operation GUANGDONG.
1939 — , December 6
Atlantic: Germany warns neutral ships to resist the British blockade.
Finland: Day 7 of 105 of the Russo-Finnish War. The Soviet attacks against the Mannerheim line are beaten back with the Soviets suffering very heavy casualties.
CBI - China: Day 883 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
Day 22 of 381 of the Battle of South Guangxi.
1940 — , December 6
ETO - UK: Day 92 of 258 of the Blitz.
ETO - France: The "War Guilt" trial in Vichy France (to lay blame for events leading up to France's entry into the war) indicts MM Blum, Daladier, La Chambre and General Gamelin.
MTO - Albania: The Greeks occupy Santi Quaranta. Italian Supreme Commander Badoglio resigns at his own request and is replaced by General Cavallero.
East Africa: Day 180 of 537 of Italy's East African campaign in the lands south of Egypt.
CBI - China: Day 1,249 of 2,987 of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
CBI - Thailand: Day 67 of 221 of the Franco-Thai War (Vichy France vs Thailand).
1941 — , December 6
USA: Peaking at 800,000 members in 650 chapters, the anti-war America First Committee (AFC), headed by Charles Lindbergh, is at its zenith. Tomorrow interest will plummet and in 5 days the organization will be disbanded.
Charles Lindbergh addressing an AFC anti-war rally
The America First Committee was established on September 4, 1940, by Yale Law School student R Douglas Stuart Jr, along with other students, including future President Gerald Ford, future Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver, and future US Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart. At its peak, America First claimed 800,000 dues-paying members in 650 chapters, located mostly in a 300-mile radius of Chicago.
The AFC advocated four basic principles...
The United States must build an impregnable defense for America.
No foreign power, nor group of powers, can successfully attack a prepared America.
American democracy can be preserved only by keeping out of the European war.
"Aid short of war" weakens national defense at home and threatens to involve America in war abroad.
Logo of the America First Committee anti-war movement headed by famed aviator Charles Lindbergh
17 Sep 39: Lindbergh makes his first anti-intervention radio speech
24 Jan 41: Lindbergh testifies that aid to Britain was a mistake
23 Apr 41: Lindbergh again calls for the US to stay out of the war