gebhk wrote: ↑
21 Dec 2021 15:26
The Poles did not trust France,thus they had no reason to accuse the French of betrayal .
Complete and self-evident nonsense. In the same vein, if you suspect someone may stab you in the back (or anywhere else for that matter) and they stab you, does that mean you have no reason to accuse them of stabbing you? Perrrlease.
(Not that I am arguing or hinting here that France stabbed Poland in the back, to obviate any outraged Francophile outcry lasting another 16 pages. That
honour, of course, goes to the Soviet Union)
As for the rest, I can only repeat with scant hope of a reply, what actual evidence is there that
Poland was convinced/convinced itself that Hitler was bluffing.
Beck said to Noel that he did not trust the alliance with France .
And about Hitler bluffing : SIGH : Hitler could not attack Poland without the fiat of Stalin ,and he only had this fiat at the end of August 1939 . Thus, til the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was signed,Hitler was bluffing .And Poland knew this .As did everyone in Europe .
Other point : the British guarantee to Poland (which started the crisis ) was an answer on a disinformation campaign of anti-appeasement elements in MI 6 .
In March 1939,Hitler had no intention to attack Poland,because he was still fighting against the Russian ''advisers '' in Spain and could thus not have a deal with Stalin .
This guarantee,also signed by France ,was totally meaningless and did not oblige Britain and France to declare war on
Last point : Stalin did not stab Poland in the back : he had no obligation at all to help Poland .
Mussolini also did not stab France in the back in June 1940 .
The argument of stabbing in the back is a woke one,that does not have any place in a serious discussion .There is nothing wrong to stab someone in the back : it is an intelligent tactic used by intelligent people .Turkey declared war on Germany in February 1945 : a stab in the back ? The Czechs demanded in 1920,when the Red Army was at the suburbs of Warsaw,that Poland would abandon Teschen . A stab in the back ? Poland did the same for Teschen after the conference of Munich : a stab in the back ?
Britain and France did not declare war on Germany to help Poland, they had no obligation to do it, but to punish Germany ,because this had attacked another country .
Britain and France knew very well that if they defeated Germany, the result would be that Poland would become a Soviet satellite .
Certain people in Poland are still convinced that the whole world was obliged to fight for them in September 1939 . Reality is that no one was obliged to fight for Poland .And no one fought for Poland in September 1939,but Britain and France fought against Germany .