Tag Archives: Danzig

8.12.40

Broadcasting the night before last. . . . Met there a Pole who has only recently escaped from Poland by some underground route he would not disclose. . . . He said that in the siege of Warsaw 95 per … Continue reading

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3.9.39. (Greenwich)

Have again been traveling etc. Shall close this diary today, & it will as it stands serve as a diary of events leading up to the war. We have apparently been in a state of war since 11 am. this … Continue reading

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1.9.39.

Invasion of Poland began this morning. Warsaw bombed. General mobilization proclaimed in England, ditto in France plus martial law. [Radio] Foreign & General 1. Hitler’s terms to Poland boil down to return of Danzig & plebiscite in the corridor, to … 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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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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1.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Military mission probably leaving for Moscow this week. Leader (Admiral Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax) took part in mission to Tsarist Russia just before the Great War. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Polish Gov.t taking economic sanctions against Danzig amounting to … Continue reading

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30.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. Seems clear that Parliament will adjourn as usual with no previous arrangements for recall before October. Sunday Times [a] 2. There are now 60,000 German troops (ie. including police, storm troopers etc.) in Danzig. Sunday Times … Continue reading

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