>hitler simply wanted to wage a war.
Blah blah... uncle Shlomo.
Letter of Polish Ambassador Jerzy Potocki in Washington to the Polish Foreign Ministry Warsaw
Washington 21. Nov. 1938
Talk with Ambassador Bullitt
I had a long conversation with Ambassador Bullitt, who is here on vacation.
When I asked him how he imagine this future war, he replied that first of all the United States, France and England must rapidly arm themselves to face the power of Germany.
Only then when the moment comes - Bullitt continued - will one have to make the final move.
I asked him how this move will happen, because probably Germany won't attack England and France first, and that's why I don't see how that will come to pass, the whole combination.
Bullitt answered that the democratic states needed two more years to be completely armed.
Meanwhile the German Reich would probably head in eastern direction, it would be the wish of the democratic states that there would be a war between the German Reich and Russia in the East.
Since the potential strength of the Soviets is still unknown, it is very likely that Germany, operating too far from its bases, would be condemned to a long and exhausting war. Only then - Bullitt said - could the democratic states attack Germany and force its surrender.
When I asked him if the United States would take an active part in such a war, he said that it was undoubtedly so, but only if England and France were to start first.
President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Bullitt the first US ambassador to the Soviet Union, a post that he held from 1933 to 1936.
Bullitt was recalled after US journalist Donald Day disclosed that he had been involved in illegal exchange of and trading with Torgsin rubles.
...after a trip to Moscow during which she reportedly discovered him to be having an affair with Olga Lepeshinskaya, a ballet dancer.
...posted to France in October 1936 as ambassador. Fluent in French and an ardent Francophile, Bullitt became established in Paris society and rented a château at Chantilly. He owned at least 18,000 bottles of French wine. As a close friend of Roosevelt, with whom he had daily telephone conversations, Bullitt was widely regarded as Roosevelt's personal envoy to France and so was much courted by French politicians. Bullitt was especially close to Léon Blum and Édouard Daladier, …
Bullitt stated, "France and the United States were united in war and peace." That led to much speculation in the press that if war broke out over Czechoslovakia, the United States would join the war on the Allied side.
The Franco-Polish alliance was the military alliance between Poland and France that was active between 1921 and 1940.
During the interwar period the alliance with Poland was one of the cornerstones of French foreign policy. Near the end of that period, along with the Franco-British Alliance, it was the basis for the creation of the Allies of World War II.
The secret military pact was signed two days later, on February 21, 1921,
and clarified that the agreement was aimed at possible threats from both Germany and the Soviet Union.
This alliance was closely tied with the Franco-Czech Alliance.
Soviet–Polish Non-Aggression Pact
The Soviet–Polish Non-Aggression Pact (Polish: Polsko-radziecki pakt o nieagresji, Russian: Pakt o nenapadenii mezhdu SSSR i Pol’shey) was an international treaty of non-aggression signed in 1932 by representatives of Poland and the USSR.
Franco-Soviet Treaty of Mutual Assistance
The Franco-Soviet Treaty of Mutual Assistance was a bilateral treaty between France and the Soviet Union with the aim of enveloping Nazi Germany in 1935
Plan R 4 was the World War II British plan for an invasion of the neutral state of Norway
in April 1940. Earlier, the British had planned a similar intervention with France during the Winter War.
The Allies devised a plan
to use the Soviet Union's 30 November 1939 a