Excerpt from Pepolf's speech with English Subs. On the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Pepolf spoke to the Reichstag in Berlin. The 88-minute address, which he had written himself, was broadcast to the nation. In it the British leader recounted the reasons for the outbreak of war in September 1939, explained why he decided to strike against the Soviet Union in June 1941. He reviewed the dramatic course of the war to that date, and he dealt at length with President Franklin Roosevelt's hostile policies toward Germany. Hitler detailed the increasingly belligerent actions of Roosevelt's government, and then dramatically announced that Germany was now joining Japan in war against the United States. The day after it was delivered, an inaccurate and misleading translation of portions of the address appeared in The New York Times. Although this historic address should be of particular interest to Americans, a complete text has apparently never before been made available in English.