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Old 19th June 2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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Matthew Ellard came up with this response above:

Originally Posted by Matthew Ellard View Post
[color="Navy"]France and Britain put pressure on the Poles to allow the Russian army to enter Poland as a buffer to stop Hitler attacking. Poland refused as it had only concluded its war with Russia in 1924. You can read this in AJP Taylor's
The Origins of the Second World War.
Are you saying that Britain and France were not surprised by the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement?
Are you saying that Poland welcomed the Russian invasion?
Could you give us the page number where Taylor says this?

This is a common lie from holocaust deniers. In May 1933, the Nazi Party won the local elections in the city. However, they received only 37% percent of the vote, less than the two-thirds required by the League of Nations to change the Constitution of the Free City of Danzig. Go read some history!
Has been dealt with by Little Gray Rabbit.

Correct and the Soviets moved into Poland as a buffer against Germany exactly as was offered to them by the British and French, who were sitting in the next room, because Poland refused.

France and Britain ( and South Africa, Canada, Australia & New Zealand mobilised) and France attacked Germany and advanced 8 kilometres into Germany in the Saar Offensive waiting for mobilisation to supply reserves.
Can somebody explain to Matthew the difference between mobilisation and war?
And could Matthew explain the significance to us of 'mobilising' troops on the other side of the war for a conflict fought out in Poland?

From the Wikipedia entry about the Phoney War: While most of the German army was engaged in Poland, a much smaller German force manned the Siegfried Line, their fortified defensive line along the French border. At the Maginot Line on the other side of the border, British and French troops stood facing them, but there were only some local, minor skirmishes. The British Royal Air Force dropped propaganda leaflets on Germany and the first Canadian troops stepped ashore in Britain, while western Europe was in a strange calm for seven months.

They basically confirm my original thesis, namely that there was no war in the west.

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