Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Germany invades Poland! The 70th anniversary.

70 years ago today Germany invaded Poland, which started the second world war, the most destructive in history. One fifth of Poland's population would be dead by the end of the war.

Of course, the events that led to this point were already in place, like the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

There are memorial services in Poland today.

The BBC has this.


RonMossad said...

On the 70th anniversary of the German blitzkrieg on Poland, it would be wise to reflect on the consequences of appeasing barbarians over taking the action necessary to protect your country.


1938: Neville Chamberlain signs the Munich agreement and 50+ million people die.

1967: Levi Eshkol launches a preemptive assault on 4 Arab nations and saves his country.

It is clear that in a choice between appeasement and victory there is no real choice to make at all. We can either put an end to the Iranian menace now or we can wait until they are on equal footing with us and the job becomes exponentially worse. For both sides. In the history books intentions are irrelevant, only results are remembered.

Benedict White said...

Ron, you can use history to justify anything, there is a lot of it.

I would argue that 1967 was a mistake, but then so was your 1956 attack.

That said, Iran getting nukes is scary. Israel having them is also scary but not quite so much.

Anonymous said...

Poland was taken over by both Germany and the Soviet Union conjointly.

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sam said...

i think this should be changed because it says today

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バックリンク said...

One fifth ?

Such a terrible number, the world needs peace, no war.

We must not forget those terrible history.