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PLEASE SEE my FAMOUS SPEECHES playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL78ECFC002828B841 On September 1, 1939 German troops swarmed across the Polish border and unleashed the first Blitzkrieg the world had seen. Hitler had been planning his attack since March - ever since German troops occupied the remainder of Czechoslovakia. The Poles suspected as much and readied their defenses. Unfortunately the Poles based their defensive strategy on the experiences of World War I. Mobility was crucial - mobility provided by cavalry troops the Poles considered the best in the world. Indeed, their horsemen were probably the world's best - but horses offered little defense against tanks. Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland. Honoring these obligations, the two countries sent ultimatums to Hitler demanding his withdrawal from Poland. Hitler declined to respond. On September 3, Prime Minister Chamberlain went to the airwaves to announce to the British people that a state of war existed between their country and Germany. World War II had begun. Unfortunately Chamberlain's action was little help to the Poles. German troops advanced steadily. The final blow came on September 17 when Soviet forces under terms of a secret agreement with Germany marched into Poland from the East. Warsaw surrendered on September 27. By October 6, it was all over. Poland had ceased to exist as a country. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces Britain's declaration of war on Germany, September 3, 1939 Audio © ® - Copyright © RNaudioproductions Robert Nichol Audio © ® - Copyright © RNaudioproductions Audio © ® - Copyright AudioProductions 2005
World War II: The Complete History Episode 02of13 "End of Illusion" Hitler systematically overthrows the Versailles Treaty, then targets weaker Poland and Czechoslovakia, while public mood swings from appeasement to opposition.
1988 documentary about the Munich Crisis and the betrayal of Czechoslovakia. Soundtrack by Eric Clapton. The volume's very low on this, so I'd recommend decent speakers.
Dr. A. Roberts presents Why Hitler Lost the War: German Strategic Mistakes in WWII.
For more information, or to order the "Cold War" DVD visit www.mediarichlearning.com. The epic struggle between Soviet communism and Western democracy and capitalism. Part 1 - "From World War to Cold War" 1945. Potsdam, near Berlin, in defeated Germany. Truman, Churchill, and Stalin. The "Big Three" - allies in war, they would be rivals in the coming Cold War. www.mediarichlearning.com
Appeasement. To give an aggressor what they want. This was the policy the British Government of 1937 sported as it's foreign policy. Pre-eminently embodied by the efforts of Neville Chamberlain, appeasement was a process which amounted in the Munich Agreement, paving the final steps for war. This is the third piece in the path to war analysis for GCSE modern history. FlashBack history, Woodlands School.
This video provides an in depth analysis of a GCSE History cartoon from the event surrounding Appeasement and causes of WW2. Although applicable for all exam boards the question is based around a 6pt OCR question. Used via the 'ExplainEverything' iPad app. Created for our students at Campsmount Technology College, Doncaster, UK.
Bibliography: (2001) E.M Robertson, "Hitler's Pre-War Policy and Military Plans: 1933-1939" (1973) W. Carr, "Arms, Autarky and Aggression" (2001) J.M Roberts, "Europe: 1880-1945" (1983) W.J Mommsen "The Fascist Challenge and the Policy of Appeasement" (1975) R. Ovendale, "Appeasement and the English Speaking World" (2007) M. Howard, "The First World War: A Very Short Introduction" (2004) D. Stevenson, "1914-1918: The History of The First World War" (1939) R.W Seton Watson, "Munich and the Dictators" (1966) J.W Wheeler-Bennett, "Munich, Prologue to Tragedy" "Neville Chamberlin Appeasement and Czechoslovakia": "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_LFTYRayzY http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/43662/gerhard-l-weinberg/munich-after-50-years http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Rist Written format: http://inhistorics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/why-appease-hitler.html
After several attempts to broker peace, Hitler invaded Poland and started Britain's involvement in World War Two.