Tag Archives: France

22.6.40

No real news yet of the German terms to France. They are said to be “so complicated” as to need long discussion. I suppose one may assume that what is really happening is that the Germans on the one side … Continue reading

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6.6.40

Both Borkenau and I considered that Hitler was likely to make his next attack on France, not England, and as it turns out we were right. Borkenau considers that the Dunkirk business has proved once for all that aeroplanes cannot … 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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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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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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26.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. General impression in world press that Gt. Britain has climbed down in Tokyo agreement. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Another demonstration flight of 240 aeroplanes over France. Joint French-British aeroplane production now claimed to equal German. Daily … Continue reading

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15.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. Large demonstration against British Embassy in Tokio. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Celebration of 150th anniversary of taking of Bastille  included march-past of 30,000 troops including British Daily Telegraph [b] 3. Conscription of all persons 18-55 ordered … Continue reading

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