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Seventh Victory Bond drive appeal, Second World War
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"I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year, 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.' And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God ..."

Do you remember when His Majesty, King George VI used this quotation?

"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than the known way."

It was Christmas, 1939, when he made those lines immortal ... on the eve of the darkest year of the war. In a few months we were to experience Dunkerque, and for years we knew no victory. Today, the faith of the faithful - the Thanksgiving of all of us - is justified. We have come to the time when we may continue that quotation:

"So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of the day in the lone East."

When we could see no light ahead, we bought Victory Bonds to "furnish the tools." We "carried on" with more Victory Bonds in the second Victory Loan. With the third Victory Loan we declared that, "Nothing matters now but Victory." Dawn began to gray the night, and we "Backed the Attack" with more Victory Bonds. Success to Sicily brought a feeling of complacency that had to be overcome to make the Fifth Victory Loan the success that it was. Last spring we met the Sixth Victory Loan in an attitude of tense expectations of the invasion of Europe from the West.

Our guide has not failed us. Our past efforts have been rewarded with success. Would you falter now, and "turn back into the darkness?" Or will you follow on to daybreak? Buy one more Victory Bond than before.

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c. 1939-1945
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Shadows of War
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Seventh Victory Bond drive appeal, Second World War