Specter of a Nazi Threat: United States-Colombian Relations, 1939-1945

  title={Specter of a Nazi Threat: United States-Colombian Relations, 1939-1945},
  author={Max Paul Friedman},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={563 - 589}
  • M. Friedman
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Political Science
  • The Americas
On 11 September 1941, U..S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the airwaves to warn his country that “Hitler's advance guards” were readying “footholds, bridgeheads in the New World, to be used as soon as he has gained control of the oceans.” The most recent sign that the Nazis were coming, the president told his rapt national audience, was the discovery of “secret airlanding fields in Colombia, within easy range of the Panama Canal.” In Bogotá, the response was pandemonium. U.S… 

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