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Article: WWII Diplomats who had to leave DC

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princess garnet
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Article: WWII Diplomats who had to leave DC

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 12th, 2018, 10:15 pm

I wanted to share this interesting story about the diplomats who had to leave DC for their security during the early years of WWII:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a- ... f3fd961489
As mentioned in the article, the book Such Splendid Prisons will be published next year.

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Re: Article: WWII Diplomats who had to leave DC

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 12th, 2018, 11:33 pm

What an interesting bit of info! The resorts might have been nice, but I doubt being penned up there for years was much fun.

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Re: Article: WWII Diplomats who had to leave DC

Post by Writer by Trade » Tue February 4th, 2020, 5:09 am

Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II has been published by Potomac Books. See the author's presentation on C-SPAN at https://www.c-span.org/video/?467842-1/ ... id-prisons

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