DANZIG: First Step?

Führer Adolf Hitler is no man to take unnecessary risks. If the German Navy were to steam into Danzig Harbor and forcefully take over the Free City, Britain's Peace Front might well become a War Front. A neater, less dangerous solution would be for the Danzig Senate simply to declare the City annexed to Germany. This would place Poland in the bad strategic position of having to take the initiative and becoming the technical aggressor. If Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain should get fainthearted about the Polish Guarantee, as the Nazis confidently expect,...

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