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SOVIET AGAIN FINDS PACT PLAN FAULTY (6/22/39)
Microfiche-New York Times archives, McHenry Library, U.C. Santa Cruz | 6/22/39

Posted on 06/22/2009 4:38:00 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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1 posted on 06/22/2009 4:38:00 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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[O]n June 22, General Keitel submitted to Hitler a “preliminary timetable for Case White.” The Fuehrer, after studying it, agreed with it “in the main” but ordered that “so as not to disquiet the population by calling up reserves on a larger scale than usual . . . civilian establishments, employers or other private persons who make inquiries should be told that men are being called up for the autumn maneuvers.” Also Hitler stipulated that “for reasons of security, the clearing of hospitals in the frontier area which the Supreme Command of the Army proposed should take place from the middle of July must not be carried out.”

William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

2 posted on 06/22/2009 4:39:25 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Forget that article. Read the one to the right “600,000 raised in palestinian Drive”

That’s 9 years before the Jewish state was created.


3 posted on 06/22/2009 6:15:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

The whole Strang-Drax mission to Moscow wins first prize in the category of “Diplomatic Theater of the Absurd.”


4 posted on 06/22/2009 10:55:19 AM PDT by henkster (Bumper Sticker: Please don't tell 0bama what comes after a Trillion!)
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The war which Hitler was planning to launch would be total war and would require not only military mobilization but a total mobilization of all the resources of the nation. To co-ordinate this immense effort a meeting of the Reich Defense Council was convoked . . . on June 23, under the chairmanship of Goering. Some thirty-five ranking officials, civil and military, including Keitel, Raeder, Halder, Thomas and Milch for the armed forces and the Ministers of the Interior, Economics, Finance and Transport, as well as Himmler, were present. It was only the second meeting of the Council but, as Goering explained, the body was convoked only to make the most important decisions and he left no doubt in the minds of his hearers, as the captured secret minutes of the session reveal, that war was near and that much remained to be done about manpower for industry and agriculture and about many other matters relating to total mobilization.

Goering informed the Council that Hitler had decided to draft some seven million men. To augment the labor supply Dr. Funk, the Minister of Economics, was to arrange “what work is to be given to prisoners of war and to the inmates of prisons and concentration camps.” Himmler chimed in to say that “greater use will be made of the concentration camps in wartime.” And Goering added that “hundreds of thousands of workers from the Czech protectorate are to be employed under supervision in Germany, particularly in agriculture, and housed in hutments.” Already, it was obvious, the Nazi program for slave labor was taking shape.

Dr. Frick, the Minister of the Interior, promised to “save labor in the public administration” and enlivened the proceedings by admitting that under the Nazi regime the number of bureaucrats had increased “from twenty to forty fold – an impossible state of affairs.” A committee was set up to correct this lamentable situation.

An even more pessimistic report was made by Colonel Rudolf Gercke, chief of the Transport Department of the Army General Staff. “In the transportation sphere,” he declared bluntly, “Germany is at the moment not ready for war.

William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

5 posted on 06/23/2009 5:19:18 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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6/23/39 Update at #5.


6 posted on 06/23/2009 5:20:37 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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