General Franz Ritter (Germany Would Have Territory Taken by Versailles Treaty)
Germany Would Have Territory Taken by Vej- sailles Treaty. LADEBURG, Germany, Oct. 29 (ff>) —Germany demands the return of all her colonies, without excep- taken from her by the .Ver- sa in es treaty, General Franz Ritter I von Epp, governor of Bavaria and j Adolf Hitler's deputy for colonial matters, declared today. He spoke at the opening of the Reich's colonial school. Future relations with other great European powers, von Epp indicated, depended on their willingness to disgorge the property which Germany regards as stolen. "Our claim is to all our former colonies." he said. "Whether, when the actual moment for bargaining for them comes, we shall show res straint is for the future to decide If we do, then we shall demand compensation for whatever we do . not claim." I (Besides her former African col- > onies—the Cameroons, Togoland Vcgrman-'sotrthwest -Africa aijd^Qfir man East Africa, noW divided amohj mandates to France, Britain, Bel ! giunVand the union of South Africa I—Germany's pre-war overseas possessions included the Caroline and Marshall islands in the Pacific now . Australia. nea now mandated German Samoa now a New Zealand mandate, and Kiaochow, a German colqny in China.) The leader of Germany's colonial movement declared, however, that 'we will never attempt to solve the colonial problem by military force."