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Fight For Freedom Committee
Fight For Freedom Committee (FFF) (formerly Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies) was a WWII interventionist organization formed in the United States by British Intelligence. The committee was formed in New York City in April, 1941 and favored the immediate entry of the United States into World War II to aid Great Britain in the defeat of National Socialist Germany. The Committee's honorary chairmen were Henry W. Hobson, Protestant Episcopal Bishop for Southern Ohio, and Senator Carter Glass of Virginia. Other prominent members and supporters were Allen Dulles, Marshall Field, Herbert Agar, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, James B. Conant, Admiral William H. Stanley, Ethel Barrymore, and William Clark.
A Chicago branch was opened on July 1, 1941, headed by Courtenay Barber. In October Denison B. Hull took over the leadership of the Chicago branch. Chicago backers were Mortimer J. Adler, Anita McCormick Blaine, Dorothy Bushnell Cole, William F. Edgerton, Edward R. Lewis, Bernadotte Schmitt, and Clifton Utley. The interventionist Chicago Sun was established by this group in November 1941 to counter the influence of Col. Robert McCormick and his Chicago Tribune who wanted to stay out of the European War.
One noted spokesman for the committee was Sergeant Alvin C. York famed hero from the trenches of World War I. York fell under the influence of two Hollywood Jews, Jesse Lasky and Harry M. Warner, and became an advocate of going to war again in Europe. The Jews used Alvin York as a counter to the much admired Charles Lindbergh who was extremely vocal in his opposition to American intervention in the affairs of Europe.
- ↑ Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II, by Martin Folly and Niall Palmer, page 110
- ↑ The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State, by Benjamin Ginsberg, pag 109
- ↑ Sergeant York and World War II