Britain and France declared War on Germany!
Not the other way around!
Before the outbreak of war in 1939, Hitler offered to Poland an adjustment of borders to peacefully terminate the Polish Corridor dividing the heartland of Germany from East Prussia. Keep in mind that Poland had taken a slice of Czechoslovakia as part of the Munich agreement in 1938, so the Poles were in a poor position, politically or morally, to reject his proposal.
Once Britain and France declared war on Germany Hitler chose not to attack British cities by air, although under the rules of war he would have been justified in doing so.
After the Polish victory, Hitler said, “I appealed to the insight of the statesmen, predicting devastating consequences.”
“I appealed to the rest of the world,” he added, “although I feared that my word would not be heard and would more than ever arouse the fury of the warmongers.
“I predicted correctly that my appeal would not be heard.”
Hitler said documents found in France June 19 contained reports of secret meetings of the Allied War Council and that marginal notes by French Generalissimo Maxime Weygand and the then Premier Edouard Daladier showed the “machinations of the warmongers regarding all small nations.”
They intended, he said, “to use Finland for their own interest, turn Norway and Sweden into a theater of war and had planned the bombardment of Baku, violating Turkey’s neutrality.”
These “warmongers,” Hitler said, “inflicted an appalling fate on hundreds of thousands, even millions, of their own soldiers, callously enforcing mass evacuations for their own people.”
Germany’s enemies maintain today that Adolf Hitler is the greatest disturber of peace known to history, that he threatens every nation with sudden attack and oppression, that he has created a terrible war machine in order to cause trouble and devastation all around him. At the same time, they intentionally conceal an all-important fact: they themselves drove the Leader of the German people finally to draw the sword. They themselves compelled him to seek to obtain at last by the use of force that which he had been striving to gain by persuasion from the beginning: the security of his country. They did this not only by declaring war on him on September 3, 1939 but also by blocking step for step for seven years the path to any peaceful discussion.
The attempts repeatedly made by Adolf Hitler to induce the governments of other states to collaborate with him in a reconstruction of Europe resemble an ever-recurring pattern in his conduct since the commencement of his labors for the German Reich. But these attempts were wrecked every time by reason of the fact that nowhere was there any willingness to give them due consideration, because the evil spirit of the Great War still prevailed everywhere, because in London and Paris and in the capitals of the Western Powers’ vassal states there was only one fixed intention: to perpetuate the power of Versailles.
A rapid glance at the most important events will furnish incontrovertible proof for this statement.
When Adolf Hitler came to the fore, Germany was as gagged and as helpless as the victors of 1918 wanted her to be. Completely disarmed, with an army of only 100,000 men intended solely for police duties within the country, she found herself within a tightly closed ring of neighbors all armed to the teeth and leagued together. To the old enemies in the West, Britain, Belgium, and France, new ones were artificially created and added in the East and the South: above all Poland and Czechoslovakia. A quarter of the population  of Germany have forcibly torn away from their mother country and handed over to foreign powers. The Reich, mutilated on all sides and robbed of every means of defense, at any moment could become the helpless victim of some rapacious neighbor.
Then it was that Adolf Hitler for the first time made his appeal to the common sense of the other powers. On May 17, 1933, a few months after his appointment to the office of Reichskanzler, he delivered a speech in the German Reichstag, from which we extract the following passages:
- “Germany will be perfectly ready to disband her entire military establishment and destroy the
- if the neighboring countries will do the same thing with equal thoroughness.
… Germany is entirely ready to renounce aggressive weapons of every sort if the armed nations, on their part, will destroy their aggressive weapons within a specified period and if their use is forbidden by an international convention.
… Germany is at all times prepared to renounce offensive weapons if the rest of the world does the same. Germany is prepared to agree to any solemn pact of non-aggression because she does not think of attacking anybody but only of acquiring security.”
No answer was received.
Hitler offered Peace the Day After Invading Poland!
France and Britain would have no part of it. Germany offered to withdraw all their troops from conquered Poland (don’t forget, Russia had 1/2, which they seemed to not care about so much) except for that of the Polish Corridor.
So the German forces kicked the French and British butts! Occupied all of France, and then let the British escape from Dunkirk. Sure “kicking their butts a little” as they escaped from Dunkirk, but once that was over, presented another Peace Proposal to now withdraw from all but the Corridor in Poland, and France now too! Just to end hostilities. Yet Churchill did everything in his power to prevent that Peace Proposal from being submitted. Suppressed to the point where the Luftwaffe had to drop leaflets off in Britain, directly to the people.
In October 1939 it is said that Hitler made an appeal to the France-British alliance not to continue the war and emphasized the consequences of which, can only be devastating should the appeal be ignored. Alleging it was the warmongers that needed a long war because they had invested so much of their capital in armament shares, had purchased machinery and therefore required time for the development of their business interests and the amortization of their investments. Emphasizing the point that it was France and Britain who declared war on Germany in 1914 and again in 1939.
German Intelligence is said to have had information of the Anglo-French intentions of creating trouble in the Balkans that would result in the cutting off Germany’s supply of oil and immediate occupation of a number of the most important points under the pretext of preventing Germany from further war supplies. The case of the “Altmark” showed at the time; that the Norwegian Government was not prepared to safeguard their own neutrality. The massing of allied troops along the Holland and Belgium borders put those countries neutrality in some doubt and made it necessary for Germany to take some preventative action in safeguarding its own borders. The leaflet covers the military action taken from September 1939 up to the fall of France and listed in detail all the promotions and honors bestowed on the senior general staff officers.
Members of the Reichstag were informed that the loss in arms in Norway and especially during the campaign against Holland, Belgium, and France was entirely negligible and that the army and air force were more than perfectly equipped and stronger in the advance against Great Britain.
The leaflet emphasized Hitler’s regret that, in spite of all his determined and honest efforts, he had not succeeded in achieving the friendship with England which he believed would have been a blessing for both people.
Yet, that “Mean Ol’ Hitler Dude” beat us when WE DECLARED WAR?
Now across the Ocean, they are doing the same stuff 75+ Years Later… and the Propaganda goes on with just a sprinkling of truth.