In 1934 the leader of Poland’s government was Marshal Jozef Klemens Pilsudski and at that time Adolf Hitler was the Reichskanzler (German Chancellor); their relationship was quite congenial—so much so, that they signed a German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact on January 26, 1934. The congenial relationship changed for the worse, when the old Marshal of Poland died on May 12, 1935.
The man who succeeded Pilsudski as Marshal of Poland in 1936 was Edward Ryzd Smigly, and he did not share the desire to maintain good relations with Germany. In fact in 1930 he made the statement:
“I am going to break out the German arch-enemy’s fangs for good.”
and much later:
“Poland wants war with Germany and Germany will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to.” ~ Polish Marshal Rydz-Smigly as reported in the Daily Mail, August 6th, 1939
As early as October 24, 1938, the Polish Ambassador in Berlin was offered suggestions regarding a solution to some of the existing points of contention between Poland and Germany. It stated there should be a return of the purely German Free State of Danzig from the Polish Customs Union, into which it had been forced to belong on April 1, 1922.
In addition to that, the plebiscite was to be given to West Prussia, which was denied her in 1920. If the results favored Poland, a rail and a road dam between Burton in Pomerania and East Prussia and Dirschau in the Free State of Danzig was to be built which would link East Prussia with the German Reich. If the vote favored Germany, a similar dam was to be built from the Polish Province of Posen. The port of Gdingen (later Gdansk) would remain Poland’s at any rate. Also included in the proposal was the desire to extend the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 to a duration of 25 years. Hitler’s proposals were refused.
The Reich Chancellor made four attempts to solve the problems that hindered good relations between Germany and Poland—with no success.
One thing that had not been given up by Germany was the hope for a solution to the problem of Danzig and the Polish Corridor. German policy adhered closely to the opinions of Lord Lothian who said in an address in 1927 at Chatham House:
“Now, if the principle of self-determination were applied on behalf of Germany, in the way that it was applied against them, it would mean the re-entry of Austria into Germany, the union of Sudentenland, Danzig, and probably Memel with Germany and certain adjustments with Poland in Silesia and in the Corridor” (cited by Fish in his book The Other Side of the Coin—p. 108).
Former Reichsminister Gustav Streseman, who had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926, had tried to regain Danzig, and revise the border in Upper Silesia. Former Chancellor Heinrich Bruning stated:
“A German Government that renounced all claim to the Corridor could not survive more than 24 hours.”
One has to examine the history of the relationship between Germany and Poland to really understand the reason for the friction between the two nations. The Poles stated on October 20, 1930:
“In a war with Germany, no prisoners will be taken and there will be no room for humane feelings or cultural restraint. The German-Polish War will make the world tremble. We must awaken in our soldiers a super-human disregard for their own safety and a spirit of merciless revenge and cruelty.”
On March 26, 1939, a provocative rejection of the German suggestions was forwarded after a partial mobilization of the Polish Army (for those who do not fully understand the mobilization of troops: According to the Geneva Convention, such action is equivalent to a declaration of war).
On March 31, 1939 there was a British-French Guarantee given to Poland which deliberately worked against a peaceful solution of the German-Polish problem. This immediately escalated Poland’s rabid incitement against Germany. Polish newspapers demanded the occupation of Danzig, all of east Prussia, in fact they advocated that Poland should push its border all the way to the Oder River.
On May, 1939, Polish Constitution Day, according to J.A. Kofler in his book “Die Falsche Rolle mit Deutschland” (the counterfeit role with Germany), the most intimidating statement made was:
“The German demand for an artery to East Prussia and Danzig’s return to Germany must be answered with war against Germany. The ridiculous German Army, consisting of the undernourished generation of the Treaty of Versailles, with its silly dummy tanks would be thoroughly trounced in Berlin.”
In the summer of 1939, Polish Marshal Edward Rydz Smigly said:
“Poland wants war with Germany, and Germany will not be able to avoid it, even if it should wish to do.”
Poland refused an invitation to diplomatic talks in Berlin, for which Adolf Hitler had requested England and France to be mediators. Immediately, after his request Britain ratified a British-Polish Mutual assistance Pact on August 25, 1939. On that same day, Hitler received the French Ambassador Coulondre and stated:
“Polish provocation has placed the Reich in a position that could not be allowed to continue.”
Referring to the French-Polish alliance, the Fuehrer added that he would not attack France, having renounced all Territorial claims against that country, but if France went to war for Poland, he would see it through to the finish; (Encyclopedia Americana—1953-Volume 29, p. 556g “World War II”).
On August 30, 1939, Hitler drew up a document, which outlined a list of 16 points, which were German suggestions for preventing war, and resolving the German-Polish problem. The document was sent to London, Rome and Moscow, but Warsaw refused even to send an authorized representative to accept it. On the contrary, on that same day Poland ordered total mobilization, which I stated before, under the Protocols of the League of Nations is equal to a declaration of war. In addition to that, on that same day the German Consul Schillinger was murdered in Crackow, Poland.
Speaking of maintaining their honor, in the case of England and France, as Mr. Grassil stated, concerning Poland, it is well to remember that on September 17, 1939, when the Soviet Army invaded the Eastern part of Poland, not one word was spoken by either of the so-called honorable nations against the actions of the Red Army. In the Finnish Mannerheim Archives was a plan of encirclement by the Allies, with a secret dossier, which stated the first task to be accomplished, the occupation of Norway and Denmark, was planned for May 14-15, 1940.
Since Finland was to be in Soviet hands by then, followed up by an advance of the British and French armies though Holland and Belgium to attack the Rhine front timed to coincide with the Soviet attack from the east. The fact that the Soviet Union had been condemned as an aggressor for its attach on Finland, and expelled from the League of Nations, did not bother Mr. Winston Spencer Churchill in the least (Encyclopedia Americana 1953 Vol. 11, p. 2,241 “Finland”).
Regarding the dossier mentioned above, Britain under Churchill built up the British Expeditionary Force under the pretense of aiding Finland, but the true goal was to occupy Norway and Denmark. (This information was discovered during the German occupation of Paris). The short term goal in reality was to stop Swedish deliveries of iron-ore needed by Germany’s steel industry, as well as creating a northern base necessary for a military attack on Germany.
According to Birger Dahlerus, Swedish industrialist and author, on page 110 of his book, “The Last attempt” (Der Letzte Versuch):
“On August 31, at 11:00 a.m. when I and the British Consul Forbes visited the Polish ambassador Legation Lipski in Berlin in order to submit Hitler’s 16 Points to him, he declared he was convinced in the event of war, unrest would break out in Germany, and the numerically stronger Polish troops would march victorious against Berlin.”
British Colonel John C. Scott who gave an election speech on August 14, 1947 revealed the real underlying issues of the World War II. Scott claimed that at the conclusion of military operations in Poland a war by telegram was waged between the Allies and the German Foreign Office. He was one of the transmitters in those negotiations.
The Allies gave the Reich two conditions, and their acceptance would have brought about an immediate cessation of hostilities, and a free rein for Germany in Poland. Those conditions were, Germany must return to the Gold Standard and the Leage of Freemasonry must be readmitted to Germany. This was not published until November 6, 1947 in “Tomorrow”, which closed its article by stating:
“Some 55 million people had to die to make the Gold Standard in Germany permissible.”
The man most responsible for wanting the destruction of Germany was Winston Spencer Churchill. To reinforce that statement, I quote some of his own words:
“Germany is too strong. We must destroy her.”
These words were spoken in November 1936. Then again he made the statement:
“The war was not just a matter of elimination of fascism in Germany, but rather obtaining German sales markets,” as stated in March 1946.
In another book written by British general J.F.C. Fuller in 1964 the title of which is “The Art of War”, Fuller stated:
“Hitler’s political ideas were not what thrust us into the war. The cause of the war was his successful attempt to rebuild a new economy. The roots (of old) were envy and fear.”
Going back to that period of time when the Soviets invaded Finland, the Finns lost territory, but remained free, because of the resolute stand made by Marshal Mannerheim for 100 days with his brave Finnish Army, who, hopelessly outnumbered, finally had to sue for peace.
When I spoke of Britain’s false actions by trying to use the ruse that they were an Expeditionary Force to help Finland, when they sought to invade Norway and Denmark, the British had already violated Norway’s neutrality by mining Norwegian waters. The Royal Navy on the night of April 8/9, 1940, was underway to invade Norway under the code name of “operation Wilfred”, but the German Navy got the drop on the British by ten hours.
Regarding Mr. Grassl’s remarks about the Sitzkrieg: It wasn’t Hitler who heated up the fighting. Let me explain what I mean. While the German Army was busy in Poland on September 7, 1939, the French Army crossed the German border in to Saarbrücken in what was designated “Operation Saar” and met little or no opposition from the German Army. By all means the invasion should have been successful, because:
The French possessed some of the best armour in the world, but their men were not properly trained in its use.
There was no German armour west of the Rhine River, and the Germans had no anti-tank weapons capable of destroying French armour.
Furthermore, the Germans were short of machine-guns, small arms of all types, artillery and tanks, because Hitler had massed his total strength against Poland. By September 17, five days after the French crossing had really reached the peak of their offensive, with the invasion of eastern Poland by Soviet troops, there was a feeling by the French that this European conflict might become a world war.
As a result of this, the French withdrew their troops to the Maginot Line on September 21, 1939, and by September 30th, French troops were ordered to retreat to the homeland (U.S. Military Magazine World War II, Sept. 1999, pp. 42-48 Titled “Operation Saar—A Lost Opportunity” by Kevin R.Austria; and “Invasion of Poland” Winston Spencer Churchill who at the time was head of the British Admiralty suggested mining the Rhine River, to which the French strongly protested, stating the Germans would retaliate and shell the Seine River Bridges. In Britain in the House of Commons, it was suggested to bomb the Black Forest and cause uncontrollable fires in Germany. However, British Secretary of State for Air, Sir Arthur Kingsley Wood refused to do so, on the grounds such attacks would destroy private property. French Premier Eduard Daladier also requested that the British refrain from bombing Germany.
See also: Churchill Wanted to ‘Drench’ Germany With Poison Gas, by Mark Weber, I.H.R.
It could at that time be called a “Gentlemen’s War”, as the Germans were doing only what was operationally necessary. This static warfare would change regarding the bombing of Germany when Winston Spencer Churchill became Prime Minister on May 10, 1940, and immediately ordered the bombings of the German populations of Aachen (May 12), Duesseldorf (May 13), Eschweiler (May 15), Hamburg (May 16 and June 24)—all in 1940.
It was at this time that Adolf Hitler issued a clear warning to the British against continuing to bomb German cities. He would retaliate with bombings of English cities as reprisal. British military historian Liddell Hart said of Hitler’s warning:
“The Germans were justified in calling these attacks reprisals, especially since they had announced prior to our sixth attack on Berlin, that they would resort to such measures, if we did not stop our night raids on Berlin. England continued her bombing war against German cities and towns.”
Attorney-General Sir Hartley Shawcross who said on March 16, 1984:
“I believe now that Hitler and the German people did not want war. But we declared war on Germany intent on destroying it, in accordance with our principle of balance of power and we were encouraged by the ‘Americans around Roosevelt (Zionists).’ We ignored Hitler’s pleadings not to enter the war. Now we are forced to realize that Hitler was right. “
I close by demonstrating the manner of thought Winston Churchill had regarding how the war would be conducted against the German Nation. Reflecting back on World War I (1914-1918), he wrote a book in 1932. The title of the book was “Thoughts and Adventures” and he stated:
“Everything that happened in the four years of World War I was only a prelude to what the fifth year would have brought. The war of 1919 we never fought, but the ideas live on. Death stands at the ready, it only waits the word. Next time perhaps, it may be a matter of killing women and children, or the entire population.”
I rest my case, as an attorney would say, with the firm conviction that:
“Only the Truth can set Man free.”
William J. Scott
( copied from Deutsche Staatszeitung, March 20, 2010)
What did Adolf Hitler have to say?
“As regards its foreign policy the National Government considers its highest mission to be the securing of the right to live and the restoration of freedom to our nation. Its determination to bring to an end the chaotic state of affairs in Germany will assist in restoring to the community of nations a State of equal value and, above all, a State which must have equal rights. It is impressed with the importance of its duty to use this nation of equal rights as an instrument for the securing and maintenance of that peace which the world requires today more than ever before. May the good will of all others assist in the fulfillment of this our earnest wish for the welfare of Europe and of the whole world.” ~ Adolf Hitler, first Speech to the Reichstag, February 1st, 1933
“Marshall Rydz-Smigly lost his bearings. He was last heard of in Czernowitz instead of in Berlin and with him were his whole Government and all the deceivers who drove the Polish people into that act of insanity.” ~ Adolf Hitler, September 19, 1939
“It never has been my intention to wage wars, but rather to build up a state with a new social order and the finest possible standard of culture and every year that this war drags on is keeping me away from this work!” ~ Adolf Hitler
“Three days before the outbreak of the German-Polish war I again proposed to the British ambassador in Berlin a solution to the German-Polish problem—similar to that in the case of the Saar district, under international control. This offer also cannot be denied. It was only rejected because the leading circles in English politics wanted the war, partly on account of the business hoped for and partly under influence of propaganda organized by international Jewry.” ~ Adolf Hitler
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth” – Adolf Hitler
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- What the World Rejected: Hitler’s Peace Offers 1933-1939
- 100 Documents on the Origin of the War (German White Book pdf)
- The Forced War by David Hoggan (free online book)
- The ‘Good War’ Myth of World War Two
- World War II and Danzig – Speech by Adolf Hitler
- The Peace Makers – Those Who Opposed the War
Official NSDAP Authorized English translations of speeches by Adolf Hitler, soon after being appointed Chancellor, which the NS translated into English and sent out to the international media and to various heads of State of the Western Nations.
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