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Title
It's bitter, Uncle, but the quicker you swallow it, the better for you It's bitter, Uncle, but the quicker you swallow it, the better for you
Type
Still Image
Subject
Roberts, Owen J. (Owen Josephus), 1875-1955.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945--Air operations--Japanese--Hawaii--Pearl Harbor.
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1940-1950.
Genre Form
drawing
graphic
graphic
Editorial cartoons--American.
Drawings.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2016678523
Content
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
World War II cartoon shows Associate Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts as a physician offering medicine from a bottle labeled "Truth about Pearl Harbor" to Uncle Sam. Roberts says, "It's bitter, Uncle, but the quicker you swallow it, the better for you." Less than two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a special investigating commission headed by Justice Roberts reported that the disaster was due to "dereliction of duty" and "errors of judgment" by the military commanders in Hawaii. This investigation was "quick" but it did not lay to rest the question of why the United States forces were surprised. Six more investigations during the war and one post war investigation failed to clarify the situation.
Authorized Access Point
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949, It's bitter, Uncle, but the quicker you swallow it, the better for you