World War: Leopold Goes to War

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When Herr Vicco Karl von Biilow-Schwante, Germany's Ambassador to Belgium, called upon Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak of Belgium at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10, in Brussels to deliver Germany's notice of "protection," Mr. Spaak cut him short before he could speak. "I have something to say to you before you begin," said Spaak. "The answer is negative." And he presented the German with a Belgian note of his own. The German insisted that he came only to offer Belgium the "protection" of long-suffering Fuhrer Hitler against "invasion" by France and Great...

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