EUROPE: Last Words

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At 11:15 from 10 Downing St., Mr. Chamberlain broadcast in a tired monotone to the British people: "This country is at war with Germany. . . . May God bless you all and may He defend the right."

At 10 p. m. Hitler proclaimed to Germany: "The German people know that the British people as a whole cannot be made responsible for all this. It is that Jewish plutocratic and democratic upper crust, which, in all peoples of the world, desires to see only obedient slaves and which hates our new Reich because it sees in it a model for social work which it fears because it might prove contagious in their own country."

At 1 p. m. in Paris the Foreign Ministry announced that Hitler's answer was unsatisfactory, that by 7 p. m. France would be at war.

*A phrase coined for British diplomatic publications which had no special covers. Actually the big 1914 war documents of Britain were bound in blue paper. Colors of other nations: Germany, white; France, yellow; Austria-Hungary and the U.S., red; Belgium, grey; Italy, green; Russia, orange.

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