Denial, projection and fear of WWII

Interesting article, but reads like an editorial. Writer denies need for war, thinks Poland will be fine. Says England was afraid of Communism (not America) but rightly fears the outcome of the war.

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Denial, projection and fear of WWII - British-Russian Pact Reports from London today...
British-Russian Pact Reports from London today were that Great Britain had sent the Soviet government her formula for a Rritish- French-Russian mutual assistance pact and also had invited invited the Soviet commissar of war to attend the British- armv maneuvers. It was believed the formula would meet with approval at Moscow in at least the main issues. Sometime ago Premier Chamberlain stated that if the pact were entered into Britain and France would not call on Russia for aid until they had taken the field. It was made plain that in the event of aggression of which Poland would be the victim that they would not ask or expect Russia, Russia, much more favorably located from a geographical point of view, to go to the aid of Poland until both Britain and France had also taken that action. There us some reason reason to believe that in view of the favorable prospect for} the signing of such a pact and also because of the position- taken by Great Britain that any aggressive move on Danzig would be regarded as cause for war. Hitler has held his? horses and probably would make no such move if the pact; were signed. As a matter of fact there is no issue at stake Between Germany and Poland that could not be settled by diplomatic diplomatic parleys. Danzig is in all essentials a German city with the Nazi party in control of the city’s government. I It is, of course, a port that is important to Poland but there is no reason why it should not be made a free port for both Germany and Poland, with arrangements made by the two! nations for the government of the area- Acquisition by Germany, even, should not make impossible the free use of the port by Poland. The aftermath of the war revived the Polish corridor, which cuts East Prussia off from the rest of Germany. Unless Germany travels over the Corridor, she must proceed proceed by sea to make contact with this part of her domain. This is an artificial arrangement— one of the inequalities brought into being by the Treaty of Versailles, and fori which no real defense can be made. Either an easement5 through the Corridor, as Germany has requested, should be granted, or some other method developed by which the two parts of Germany might be, in effect, united. This offers an example of the foolishness of going to, war to effect issues of this nature. If an outbreak followed a German march on Danzig or Poland, it might develop into another conflagration of world-wide scope, cost an untold number of lives and countless treasure. The net result result would be loss, if not ruin, for all participants, so out of proportion to the possible gai/i that there could be no comparison. Although there have been times when an alliance be-1 tween Britain and Russia would have been held unbelievable, unbelievable, because of England’s fear of Communism, there is* little question but that such an alliance today would serve the cause of peace and possibly lead to negotiations result ing in the peaceful settlement of the issues at stake. -----------------xXx ----------------Freight ir.g to

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  1. The Eagle,
  2. 26 May 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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  • Denial, projection and fear of WWII — Interesting article, but reads like an editorial. Writer denies need for war, thinks Poland will be fine. Says England was afraid of Communism (not America) but rightly fears the outcome of the war.

    magnoliasouth – 25 May 2017

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