Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941

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Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt  | Date: April 25, 1941

42 Statement Praising the Resistance of the Greek People.
April 25, 1941

The heroic struggle of the Hellenic people to defend their liberties and their homes against the aggression of Germany after they had so signally defeated the Italian attempt at invasion has stirred the hearts and aroused the sympathy of the whole American people.

During the Hellenic War of Independence more than a century ago, our young Nation, prizing its own lately won independence, expressed its ardent sympathy for the Greeks and hoped for Hellenic victory. That victory was achieved.

Today, at a far more perilous period in the history of Hellas, we intend to give full effect to our settled policy of extending all available material aid to free peoples defending themselves against aggression. Such aid has been and will continue to be extended to Greece.

Whatever may be the temporary outcome of the present phase of the war in Greece, I believe that the Greek people will once more ultimately achieve their victory and regain their political independence and the territorial integrity of their country. In that high objective, the people of Greece and their Government can count on the help and support of the Government and the people of the United States.

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Chicago: Franklin D. Roosevelt, "42 Statement Praising the Resistance of the Greek People.," Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 in Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 159 Original Sources, accessed January 31, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84Z6B2VRLF63J4W.

MLA: Roosevelt, Franklin D. "42 Statement Praising the Resistance of the Greek People." Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941, in Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 159, Original Sources. 31 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84Z6B2VRLF63J4W.

Harvard: Roosevelt, FD, '42 Statement Praising the Resistance of the Greek People.' in Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941. cited in , Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 (New York: Russell & Russell, 1938-1950), Item 159. Original Sources, retrieved 31 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84Z6B2VRLF63J4W.