Skip to comments.HITLER DEMANDS HIS PEACE OR A WAR OF DESTRUCTION (10/7/39)
Posted on 10/07/2009 5:55:30 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Winston S. Churchill, The Gathering Storm
That skunk. I knew he was up to no good a few years ago, and he should never have gotten the last Olympics.
That made me lol.
Adolf Hitler: Man of Peace
A lot of the Germans repatriated to the Reich, and settled in Poland came from the U.S.S.R, under terms of the Non-Agression Pact. Also sent were various German Communists and others who had fled to the U.S.S.R after 1933. They were brought out by the NKVD, and turned over to the Gestapo. They were NOT resettled in Poland.
The Gestapo, in turn, handed over various emigres and refugees from the U.S.S.R to the NKVD.
Be careful what you ask for, Adolf, you just might get it.
A little peace of Poland
A little peace of France
A little peace of Austria
And Hungary perchance...
Hitler extends “an outstretched hand”... you catch that one? sound familiar?
how to score hitlers speech?
even in retrospect its not clear wether he realizes he has finally gone too far and wants to walk back the agression, or wether its still a game where he knows he is going to attack russia nd france and just setting the stage.
personally, i think he realizes he went too far and things will really get out of control.
Saturday, October 7, 1939
BEF transported to France without loss
In France... The transportation of the British Expeditionary Force is completed — without loss — under the protection of British and French naval forces. A total of about 161,000 troops, 24,000 vehicles and tanks and 140,000 tonnes of supplies have been delivered to France.
On the Western Front... Small German forces conduct raids of the French lines. There are artillery duels between the Moselle and Saar rivers.
In Germany... Hitler appoints Himmler as Commissioner for Consolidation of the German Race; his task is to eliminate “inferior” peoples from the Reich. Meanwhile, Hitler issues a decree ordering Poles to be evicted from western Poland or killed.
In Washington... The US State Department announces that the United States government will continue to recognize the Polish government-in-exile, presently located at Angers in France.
For all his many faults, at least FDR didn’t fall for Hitler’s ruse. Obama, the Clintons or Carter would have taken the bait and never known what hit them.
War of Destruction it is.
Destiny decide who was right. And it wasn’t Adolph.
Hungary liked the speech??
no difficulty about painters rising in Germany
Hitler was counting on Britain and France being more worried about the Soviets and thus, making a deal with Hitler to keep the Bolsheviks at bay.
One of the purposes of the Non-Aggression Pact from the German perspective was to encourage Soviet belligerence in Poland and the Baltics, to scare the Western Powers into making a deal with Germany.
i agree. hitler’s pattern was to make a deal with one guy, then down the road stab him in the back. at this point he is probably thinking that he can make a deal with france and UK, then attack russia.
also, the historical record is pretty clear, he never thought england would declare war on him over poland. his first major mis-judge, and the begining of the end for him.
I love these nightly news reports. This one confirms the impression that Hitler’s “outstretched hand” was not taken seriously by the allies. Not that he expected them to. I agree with the notion that his speech was intended to pacify the German audience and any gains he made with Britain, France or the U.S. would be gravy.
From Elmer Davis' report:
"American neutrality is a serious matter.
It seems a pitty that it threatens to provide the war with comic relief."
Indeed. But I'd be curious to learn if any western leaders -- in France, Britain or the US -- took Hitler's October 1939 "peace offensive" seriously. I don't think they did publicly, but possibly "behind the scenes"?
I do like how many of these commentators give their unabashed analysis of what they are hearing. It ads a flair to these nightly reports and sure some bias, but easily detectable bias since it is not hidden. I wish I could find more of them.
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