Yes I agree, Chamberlain’s judgment was rather naïve. And probably Poland was very naïve when she signed an agreement with Britain prior to WWII. AfterMessage 1 of 2 , Nov 8, 2004View Source
Yes I agree, Chamberlain’s judgment was rather naïve. And probably Poland was very naïve when she signed an agreement with Britain prior to WWII. After all, how could Britain help Poland , when it she herself was hopelessly unprepared. That’s why Sept 3, 1939, it was a ‘token’ gesture.
If England was not an Island, but located on mainland Europe , Hitler would have overran it rather easily. And people laughed when Hitler occupied Poland in 4 weeks.
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I do not agree that Britain 's declaration of war against Germany was a "token gesture," and that the British only became serious when they were attacked by Germany a year later. I wasa child in England at the time and the war was taken very seriously. But the English were totally unprepared. They could not even protect themselves, let alone anyone else. I still remember the soldiers being drilled in Hyde Park . They did not have proper uniforms and they had no arms at all. They were using sticks instead of guns. If Hitler had tried to land in England , he could easily have done so. It is extremely fortunate that he did not.
It was too bad that Chamberlain had not had the foresight to make England more prepared against a possible German attack. But then, Chamberlain's judgement was appalling. However, the British not doing more for Poland at the time was not due to indifference or to some kind of conspiracy, it was simply due to lack of preparedness. Dorit B. Whiteman