Category Archives: Leading Up to War

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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14.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. German-Italian “compromise” scheme for Polish problem alleged to have been formulated, in a form that obviously would not be accepted by Poland. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Staff talks in Moscow have begun. Daily Telegraph [b] Social … Continue reading

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12.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. M.G. correspondent reports that German mobilization will be at full strength half way through August & that some attempt to terrorize Poland will be made. War stated to be likeliest issue (as also in yesterday’s “Time … Continue reading

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11.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Chinese dollar reaches about 3½d. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Twenty Bulgarian MPs. received in Moscow. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. British-French military delegation arrives in Leningrad. Daily Telegraph [c] Social 1. Fresh reports of trials of objectors … Continue reading

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10.8.39

Foreign and General 1. Franco assumes more or less full powers of dictator. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. The King inspects Reserve Fleet of 133 warships. Daily Telegraph [b] Social 1. Complaints (not very important) at militia camp in Devon reveal … Continue reading

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8.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Chinese dollar has now dropped below 4d. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Danzig senate° appears to have climbed down in dispute over Polish customs officials. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. Again reported that a large number of Asturian … Continue reading

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7.8.39.

Social 1. “Soc. Corresp.” repeats complaints about food etc. in militia camps with implication that the men are being treated rough more or less willfully. Socialist Correspondence 2. 57 people reported shot in connection with recent political murders in Madrid … Continue reading

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