Friends and Brothers: Roosevelt & Churchill

Winston Churchhill
Prime Minister of England

“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”

~Sir Winston Churchill
Studholme Lodge No. 1591, England

Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States
Just a few days after Adolph Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a brief message to Winston Churchill. These two men recognized the ominous threat Hitler represented, and that formed the basis for one of the most important friendships in history.

FDR had his own problems—as strongly as he felt about the German threat, Americans strongly believed they should stay out of the war. As Hitler turned his attention to England, FDR was forced to make some difficult choices—stand by and watch as the Luftwaffe bombed the island nation as it struggled to defend itself or give the British at least a fighting chance, regardless of the consequences. Roosevelt openly violated the 1935 Neutrality Act by providing the British with 50 destroyers. It was FDR’s policy to offer “all aid short of war.” But that would soon change. After Pearl Harbor, the American sentiment changed overnight, and America prepared to go to war.

Freemasons Churchill and Roosevelt
FDR and Churchill, along with Joseph Stalin, joined forces against Hitler, and the tide began to turn. D-Day marked the beginning of Hitler’s end. But sadly, Franklin D. Roosevelt died shortly before the end of the war, and he was unable to celebrate the Allied victory with his friend and brother Mason, Winston Churchill.

Excerpted from A Freemason Said That: Great Quotes of Famous Freemasons, by Todd E. Creason (2009)


1 comment:

  1. hmm.. not quite a charitable act as America charged Britain most of it's Gold reserves for the Destroyers many of which were nothing but rust buckets and therefore useless from a Military perspective


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