President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Speech
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This sound recording captures a speech delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt before a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941, in which the President asked for a Declaration of War against Japan, marking the entry of the United States into World War II. The speech was given the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. You can now listen to this in our main National Archives online catalog.
This primary source comes from the Collection BRDLY: John G. Bradley Papers.
National Archives Identifier: 1436350Full Citation: Sound Recording 201.49; President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Speech; 12/8/1941; Experimental Sound Recordings, 1936 - 1941; Collection BRDLY: John G. Bradley Papers; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/day-of-infamy-recording, February 25, 2017]