Why did France and Britain leave Germany invade Poland ?

That's pretty strange to read statements that it's all "evil Soviet Union & Nazi Germany"...
Who has made every effort to humiliate Germany after WWI? - Britain & France, as result Hitler at power
Who gave Czechoslovakia, Austria and other areas to Hitler? - Britain by toothless & cowardly Chamberlain's policy & France
Who was against anti-Hitler alliance with USSR? - Britain
Who economically helped Germany in 30s? - Britain
Who was named by Churchill as "Hyena of Europe"? - Poland, after occupation of part of Czechoslovakia in 1938 year together with Hitler
Who killed 40-60 thousands of soviet military prisoners in 1920? - Poland
Who occupied part of Lithuania? - Poland
Who occupied western of Ukraine and Belarus in 20s? - Poland
 
I'm glad you are reading other side about Russian history now. It counterweights the official Russian school books. It's good for you. Open your mind, learn and think. So far you are failing the first step to open up, but...we have time, you are young. :)
I'm sure you come around after initial shock of hearing how others feel about your beloved Russia...
 
I'm glad you are reading other side about Russian history now. It counterweights the official Russian school books. It's good for you. Open your mind, learn and think. So far you are failing the first step to open up, but...we have time, you are young. :)

Well Canadians can be "glad" to anything, no one cares. Canada is a shout of America.
I am read a lot of myths and propaganda. For example myth about Molotov Ribbentrop Pact depicted as a sin of Russian people. Who criticizes should put his arse on the place of Soviets in 1939:
August 1939, your troops already fight with Japanese in Mongolia and you know that Hitler will attack Poland very soon (everyone knowed about it, even Poland), you getting nice perspectives of war on two fronts in near future and your army is not ready for that.

Just 1 week before the war (23 August 1939) nazi minister of foreign affairs Ribbentrop come in your capital and says: "let's conclude a nonaggression pact"; say "No"??? on what basis??? That France and Britain in alliance with you? No, they are not in alliance with you and will not. They despise you (Britain even wishes to turn the Nazis against you). You are tried to negotiate with them before and it has not brought any results. Poland in alliance with you? No, it hates you as well.
So other option, to accept German offer and give a chance for yourself, to get additional time for rearming, protect yourself from the perspectives of war on 2 fronts.
Only sick will choose first option.

I'm sure you come around after initial shock of hearing how others feel about your beloved Russia...

Have heard many speeches of russophobes, nothing special. We have saying: "dog barks but elephant going further"
 
Well.. It has everything to do with the western allied hate towards communism.

When Hitler attacked Poland, it would have been easy for France and England to attack Germany in the back, and get Hitler caught with his pants down. But they didn't and you know why?
It was more important to get a front between Germany and the Soviet Union.
The policy of the USA and Great Britain was no other than letting Germans and Russians fight each others to the death.

Another point is the British wanted to buy time.
Nothing wrong with that.

So, the British and French didn't give a damn about Poland.
A treaty with Poland about mutual defense was just a pretext for doing nothing at all.

@Anton.. Don't take some Americans on this forum serious.. :useless:
 
The decision "not to destroy Paris" is also the result of the recognition by the german garrison soldiers that this town was just too nice to be ruined because they had a good time there.
This was also a way to win a war.. by changing the occupiers minds, step by step.. every day and night...
Dietrich von Choltitz (German military governor of Paris) knew that Hitler was insane, he decided to save Paris...

When Hitler attacked Poland, it would have been easy for France and England to attack Germany in the back, and get Hitler caught with his pants down. But they didn't and you know why?
It was more important to get a front between Germany and the Soviet Union
French and English ignored the secret pact between Hitler and Staline...
 
Dietrich von Choltitz (German military governor of Paris) knew that Hitler was insane, he decided to save Paris...

French and English ignored the secret pact between Hitler and Staline...

How can they ignore a secret pact?
They didn't know!

The French had a defense plan, not an offensive.
France was divided in 4 sectors.
Their strategy seems to be the same as in World War I..
Let them come.
They had no idea of what blitzkrieg was.

But the French could have easily rushed into the area west of the river Rhine.
That would have given Hitler a bad hair day.
In may 1940 there were French troops in the south of The Netherlands to attack around the Siegfried Line, but they were too late, and had to retreat.
 
How can they ignore a secret pact?
They didn't know!
Sorry, "ignored" was not the good word...

I wanted to say: "French and English didn't know the secret pact between Hitler and Staline... "

They thought Russia were going to war against germany...
 
Sorry, "ignored" was not the good word...

I wanted to say: "French and English didn't know the secret pact between Hitler and Staline... "

They thought Russia were going to war against germany...

Nobody knows what they were thinking.
But in their view it would be nice if Russia and Germany started a war against each other.

The problem however was, Russia didn't have a reason to start a war against Germany.
But Germany didn't have any advantage for the Soviet Union.
Stalin was an opportunist, just like Hitler.
His idea might have been that areas in Poland could work as a buffer zone against Germany.

On the other hand, the German operation Barbarossa was plain stupid from the first moment on.
Only a lunatic like Hitler could come up with such an idea.
 
Poland has made ​​a bid for France and Britain. The last thing that France wanted is a war. In France was a motto "Better Hitler than National front". Nobody wanted to throw new generation in the crucible of war, national opinion has been very pacifist. Commanders of French Army were old men 70-80 years, not initiative and with outdated notions about the war.
 
Poland has made ​​a bid for France and Britain. The last thing that France wanted is a war. In France was a motto "Better Hitler than National front". Nobody wanted to throw new generation in the crucible of war, national opinion has been very pacifist. Commanders of French Army were old men 70-80 years, not initiative and with outdated notions about the war.

Well, the French military top brass had a right wing mentality, and it would be no surprise they even had sympathy for Hitler.
And that also seemed to have been the case in Belgium and The Netherlands.

The military equipment was very old, because the right wing governments didn't want too much money in defense.
But they managed to blame the "pacifism" on the left wing.
Well, the left wing socialists and communists saw the danger of the Nazi's, but they weren't participating in European governments.

So, in fact Western Europe was betrayed by the authoritarian right wing governments.

And even today, the same thing is happening.
 
Anton misunderstanding

That's pretty strange to read statements that it's all "evil Soviet Union & Nazi Germany"...
Who has made every effort to humiliate Germany after WWI? - Britain & France, as result Hitler at power
Who gave Czechoslovakia, Austria and other areas to Hitler? - Britain by toothless & cowardly Chamberlain's policy & France
Who was against anti-Hitler alliance with USSR? - Britain
Who economically helped Germany in 30s? - Britain
Who was named by Churchill as "Hyena of Europe"? - Poland, after occupation of part of Czechoslovakia in 1938 year together with Hitler
Who killed 40-60 thousands of soviet military prisoners in 1920? - Poland
Who occupied part of Lithuania? - Poland
Who occupied western of Ukraine and Belarus in 20s? - Poland

Dear Anton. Please don't make such statements. You just simply repeat communist lies.
In 1920 Red Army planned to conquer all Europe in hope to bring the communism to all European countries. We stooped this sick idea in 1920 in Semptember . When Polish Army fought Red Army , Czechoslovakian Army took over Zaolzie which belonged to Poland.
Don't tell tat we kiled 60 000 thousands of prisoners. Many of them decided to stay in Poland away from your communism PARADISE, .Just read more about it, please.
Read about First Commonwealth. They were free nations who decided to live together freely, unlike Tzar Russia and communist CCCP. Tel me. How many your own people you murdered starting from 1917s? And how many nations did Tzar Russia anihilated? Hm?
Don't think that there is a western Ukraine, Belarus. Belarus is a former Lithuania. Today's Lithuania is a former Samogitia (Zmudz).
Who attacked us on 17th September 1939 while we were fighting Germany. Who murdered polish citizens in 1938 in CCCP? About 200 000?
Please Anton , you russians are always innocent. Just face the truth.
 
Dear Anton. Please don't make such statements. You just simply repeat communist lies.
In 1920 Red Army planned to conquer all Europe in hope to bring the communism to all European countries. We stooped this sick idea in 1920 in Semptember . When Polish Army fought Red Army , Czechoslovakian Army took over Zaolzie which belonged to Poland.
Don't tell tat we kiled 60 000 thousands of prisoners. Many of them decided to stay in Poland away from your communism PARADISE, .Just read more about it, please.
Read about First Commonwealth. They were free nations who decided to live together freely, unlike Tzar Russia and communist CCCP. Tel me. How many your own people you murdered starting from 1917s? And how many nations did Tzar Russia anihilated? Hm?
Don't think that there is a western Ukraine, Belarus. Belarus is a former Lithuania. Today's Lithuania is a former Samogitia (Zmudz).
Who attacked us on 17th September 1939 while we were fighting Germany. Who murdered polish citizens in 1938 in CCCP? About 200 000?
Please Anton , you russians are always innocent. Just face the truth.
Don't bother. Anton is Putin's propagandist machine, he says he works as "journalist". Besides, he is banned.
Welcome to Eupedia RaRaRa.
 
Thanks LeBrok. His statement just made me angry. Therefore I signed up for this form
 
I don't even understand the premise of the question. If you're talking about Czechoslovakia, ok. The answer is clear too: cowardice.

Britain and France did declare war on Germany when it invaded Poland. Being able to do something about it is another matter. They had been hoping against hope for so long that if they just gave Hitler everything he asked for nothing terrible would happen that they were totally unprepared to fight Germany even in defense of themselves, much less sending troops to Poland. It was the Communist USSR which took half of Poland. Britain and France got nothing for it. The next to go down was France.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland

Britain held out for a while, helped by the fact it's an island, although I think if Germany had invaded right around the time Dunkirk, they could have taken Britain down. By hesitating they gave the U.S. time to resupply Britain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/hitler-britain-invasion.html

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/blog/2015/09/15/sealion-what-could-have-happened
 
Finland was the one that fought Soviet Army and preserved their Independence
(Germany was friend of Finland). World War One ended in ARMISTICE...look Definition of Armistice:
[FONT=&quot]“Armistice descends from Latin [/FONT][FONT=&quot]sistere,[/FONT][FONT=&quot]meaning "to come to a stand" or "to cause to stand or stop," combined with [/FONT][FONT=&quot]arma,[/FONT][FONT=&quot] meaning "weapons." An armistice, therefore, is literally a cessation of arms. Armistice Day is the name that was given to the holiday celebrated in the United States on November 11 before it was renamed Veterans Day by Congress in 1954. The original name refers to the agreement between the Allied Powers and Germany to end hostilities that constituted the first World War.”
When Invention of ‘German defeat in WWI’ will be explained in Historical Publications then we will begin to understand the root cause of WWII.
Truth is the hardest thing to hide forever.[/FONT]
 
There is no 'Invention' and some of their victims will be hidden forever,in both World War I, and World War II, thats the 'truth'.
 
There is no 'Invention' and some of their victims will be hidden forever,in both World War I, and World War II, thats the 'truth'.

Indeed. They dragged Europe into war three times in a century if you count the Franco-Prussian War. They were defeated all three times. Unfortunately, millions died in the process. In World War I an entire generation of young men was wiped out. In World War II the carnage spread throughout the civilian populations and into whole ethnic groups.

If the poster wants to see what defeated looks like he should look at pictures of Germany in 1945, and the pictures of all those German POWs.

The internet is a black hole of disinformation.
 
Coming back to the question Why did France and Britain leave Germany invade Poland ?


Their plan was to starve out Germany like they did in the first world war. They did not want to attack Germany. Were not ready to sacrifice their young generation. They just wanted to block all trade routes, and sooner or later Germany should give up without any blood shed. :indifferent:
 
Coming back to the question Why did France and Britain leave Germany invade Poland ?


Their plan was to starve out Germany like they did in the first world war. They did not want to attack Germany. Were not ready to sacrifice their young generation. They just wanted to block all trade routes, and sooner or later Germany should give up without any blood shed. :indifferent:

Because there was a pact between two Powers, Germany and the Soviet Union, Molotov-Ribentrop pact.
 

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