Category Archives: Leading Up to War

23.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Parliament meeting tomorrow. Emergency Powers Act will be passed. Certain classes of reservists called up. The King returning to London. Reservists being called up in France & Germany. Legislation to be hurried through Parliament to prevent … Continue reading

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22.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Officially stated in Berlin that Ribbentropp°  flies to Moscow tomorrow to sign non-agression° pact with U.S.S.R. News later confirmed from Moscow by Tass Agency, in a way that seems to make it clear that pact will … Continue reading

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21.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Fresh enquiries by American I.P.O. indicates that the number of people believing U.S.A. would be involved in world war has greatly increased (to about 75%). Number thinking U.S.A. would send troops to Europe still only 25%. … Continue reading

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20.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Lloyd George predicts the Danzig crisis coming to a head very shortly. Also hints (S.Express puts this in leaded type) that if the Poles deliberately back down we are under no obligation to act. Sunday Express … Continue reading

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19.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Germans are buying heavily in copper & rubber for immediate delivery, & price of rubber rising rapidly. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Indications that difference of some kind has arisen in Moscow staff talks (stated by Tass … Continue reading

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18.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. M.G. diplomatic correspondent considers Spain will almost certainly remain neutral in case of war. The new cabinet balances the soldiers fairly evenly against the Falangists. Manchester Guardian Weekly [a] Social 1. Appears now fairly certain that … Continue reading

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17.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Announced that full scheme for national register is now ready. Daily Telegraph [a] Party Politics 1. I.L.P. dissociating itself from P.P.U.’s friendly attitude towards “the° Link” New Leader, 18.8.39 2. More evidences° of struggle going on … Continue reading

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