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The Germans and the Soviets invaded Poland today 70 years ago heralding the evil of World War Two - it has gone unnoticed on the BBC and Sky News.

The Czechs might argue that WW2 started a few years prior to 1939 but, incredible as it seems, a German unit actually invaded Poland on August 26th 1939 when it failed to get the order to postpone the original invasion date. It returned a week later.

In the following years, as a Polish Pope later recalled, "Poland became the home of Humanity's holocaust".

A third of the Polish population were killed, murdered, raped and tortured - many of them in concentration camps, in gas chambers, hung or shot against walls.

The intelligentsia of Poland were singled out, arrested, interrogated and murdered - artists, writers, thinkers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers... and when both the Nazis and the Soviets were done with them they moved on to begin a systematic slaughter of millions of Poles who were left. The country was split into 3 regions - one to be Germanised, one to become slave labour and one to be murdered.

A German needed no reason to kill a Pole in cold blood.

The War would go on to claim tens of millions of all nations, all religions, genders and leave hundreds of millions in pain, grief-stricken and traumatised.

Just thought we should have a thought about the events of 70 years ago today before today is out.

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The Germans and the Soviets invaded Poland today 70 years ago heralding the evil of World War Two - it has gone unnoticed on the BBC and Sky News.

The Czechs might argue that WW2 started a few years prior to 1939 but, incredible as it seems, a German unit actually invaded Poland on August 26th 1939 when it failed to get the order to postpone the original invasion date. It returned a week later.

In the following years, as a Polish Pope later recalled, "Poland became the home of Humanity's holocaust".

A third of the Polish population were killed, murdered, raped and tortured - many of them in concentration camps, in gas chambers, hung or shot against walls.

The intelligentsia of Poland were singled out, arrested, interrogated and murdered - artists, writers, thinkers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers... and when both the Nazis and the Soviets were done with them they moved on to begin a systematic slaughter of millions of Poles who were left. The country was split into 3 regions - one to be Germanised, one to become slave labour and one to be murdered.

A German needed no reason to kill a Pole in cold blood.

The War would go on to claim tens of millions of all nations, all religions, genders and leave hundreds of millions in pain, grief-stricken and traumatised.

Just thought we should have a thought about the events of 70 years ago today before today is out.

Revisionists might argue that it started when the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1937 at the start of the second Sino-Japanese war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Sino-Japanese_War

Exactly the same slaughter, rape, torture and enslavement happened to the Chinese.

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I have seen it mentioned on the BBC. At the end of news night and at some time during the day on some BBC form of transmission. It certainly hasn't been forgotten.

I watched the pianist the other day again. It's hard to imagine that it actually happened. Seems so senseless.

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The Germans and the Soviets invaded Poland today 70 years ago heralding the evil of World War Two - it has gone unnoticed on the BBC and Sky News.

The Czechs might argue that WW2 started a few years prior to 1939 but, incredible as it seems, a German unit actually invaded Poland on August 26th 1939 when it failed to get the order to postpone the original invasion date. It returned a week later.

In the following years, as a Polish Pope later recalled, "Poland became the home of Humanity's holocaust".

A third of the Polish population were killed, murdered, raped and tortured - many of them in concentration camps, in gas chambers, hung or shot against walls.

The intelligentsia of Poland were singled out, arrested, interrogated and murdered - artists, writers, thinkers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers... and when both the Nazis and the Soviets were done with them they moved on to begin a systematic slaughter of millions of Poles who were left. The country was split into 3 regions - one to be Germanised, one to become slave labour and one to be murdered.

A German needed no reason to kill a Pole in cold blood.

The War would go on to claim tens of millions of all nations, all religions, genders and leave hundreds of millions in pain, grief-stricken and traumatised.

Just thought we should have a thought about the events of 70 years ago today before today is out.

Look up the History of the 'Teutonic' Knights (A 3rd troop like the Templars)

They stole land off the Polish Kings > they have been fighting over it ever since at high level, causing millions of deaths!

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All the great leaders were in Gdansk yesterday for the 70th anniversary except two: Brown and Obama. Brown is a c@@t so no surprise there but Obama! The greatest US president of all time. Give me that Mccain any day.

Obama made a speech to the nation yesterday about swine flu and how one should cough and clean the nose.

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Look up the History of the 'Teutonic' Knights (A 3rd troop like the Templars)

They stole land off the Polish Kings > they have been fighting over it ever since at high level, causing millions of deaths!

Yeah, those Germans going off and stealing other people's countries.. we'd never do a thing like that..

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The Germans and the Soviets invaded Poland today 70 years ago heralding the evil of World War Two - it has gone unnoticed on the BBC and Sky News.
The Germans invaded Poland. The Soviets did so 17 days later, to try and prevent the spread of the Nazi occupation.

Arguably, the roots of the Second World War lie in the German surrender which ended the First World War. The rise of extreme German nationalism that led to the Nazi party can be traced back to German soldiers who believed that if their 'weak' government had not surrendered, Germany would have gone on to win that war. One such soldier, among many, was called Adolf Hitler

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The Germans invaded Poland. The Soviets did so 17 days later, to try and prevent the spread of the Nazi occupation.

No, the Soviets invaded due to a secret clause in the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Eastern Europe into Nazi and Soviet spheres of influence.

This is why the Soviets invaded Finland and the Baltic states - all according to the pact. Finland had a good relationship with Germany, and was quite surprised when all of a sudden when WW2 started the Germans suddenly stopped 'returning their calls' and Stalin invaded.

Yeah, those Germans going off and stealing other people's countries.. we'd never do a thing like that..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1iySNMPGvU

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The Germans invaded Poland. The Soviets did so 17 days later, to try and prevent the spread of the Nazi occupation.

Actually, the Russians were acting on a secret clause of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact dividing up Eastern Europe into German and Russian spheres. Not only did Russia get half of Poland, but also the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia), and dibs on Finland - although Finland managed to resist,

The original Russian war aim was to wait until Germany and France battered one another to a standstill a la 1914-17 and then walk in to pick up the pieces... however, the French scuppered this plan by surrendering.

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The Germans and the Soviets invaded Poland today 70 years ago heralding the evil of World War Two - it has gone unnoticed on the BBC and Sky News.

The Czechs might argue that WW2 started a few years prior to 1939 but, incredible as it seems, a German unit actually invaded Poland on August 26th 1939 when it failed to get the order to postpone the original invasion date. It returned a week later.

In the following years, as a Polish Pope later recalled, "Poland became the home of Humanity's holocaust".

A third of the Polish population were killed, murdered, raped and tortured - many of them in concentration camps, in gas chambers, hung or shot against walls.

The intelligentsia of Poland were singled out, arrested, interrogated and murdered - artists, writers, thinkers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers... and when both the Nazis and the Soviets were done with them they moved on to begin a systematic slaughter of millions of Poles who were left. The country was split into 3 regions - one to be Germanised, one to become slave labour and one to be murdered.

A German needed no reason to kill a Pole in cold blood.

The War would go on to claim tens of millions of all nations, all religions, genders and leave hundreds of millions in pain, grief-stricken and traumatised.

Just thought we should have a thought about the events of 70 years ago today before today is out.

Thank you the Masked Tuplip for marking the day.

Here's a little movie with a couple of pictures of Poles enjoying their last free summer in the August of 1939. Very moving...

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The Germans invaded Poland. The Soviets did so 17 days later, to try and prevent the spread of the Nazi occupation.

To try and prevent the spread of the Nazi occupation??? :angry:

Do you still believe in your good Uncle Stalin who wants to help everyone in need?? Grow up and read some history books on the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact...

:angry:

And firstly look this up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

Is that how the Soviets tried and prevented the spread of the Nazis???

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Thank you the Masked Tuplip for marking the day.

Here's a little movie with a couple of pictures of Poles enjoying their last free summer in the August of 1939. Very moving...

Thank you for this - explains my hedonistic Dad. What a contrast with UK footage on the beach from 1939.

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German/Soviet Pact. The Nazis - A Warning From History

Halfway through this clip the story of the party at the Eagle's Nest as the pact is being signed is very interesting. It is as if the Universe was telling the Nazis of what was to come.

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On a revisionist note, maybe Britain was stupid to get involved. If it had not given the Poles a guarantee then maybe Warsaw would have negotiated instead of being intransigent over Danzig, and perhaps the German invasion of Poland would not have taken place.

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On a revisionist note, maybe Britain was stupid to get involved. If it had not given the Poles a guarantee then maybe Warsaw would have negotiated instead of being intransigent over Danzig, and perhaps the German invasion of Poland would not have taken place.

Yes, but then at a purely incredibly selfish level I would not be here and your life would be somewhat dimmed by my lack of prescence :huh:

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On a revisionist note, maybe Britain was stupid to get involved. If it had not given the Poles a guarantee then maybe Warsaw would have negotiated instead of being intransigent over Danzig, and perhaps the German invasion of Poland would not have taken place.

Do you seriously believe that?

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On a revisionist note, maybe Britain was stupid to get involved. If it had not given the Poles a guarantee then maybe Warsaw would have negotiated instead of being intransigent over Danzig, and perhaps the German invasion of Poland would not have taken place.

I've been thinking about this long and hard... It all comes down to Poland's location between Germany and Russia which is extremely unfortunate... For the last 1000 years, at least once per every century those two beasts wake up and try killing one another - on those occasions being stuck in between them is not a happy place - and then there's really nothing you can do.

The question is: will it happen again in the 21st century and what can be done to prevent it? :unsure:

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I've been thinking about this long and hard... It all comes down to Poland's location between Germany and Russia which is extremely unfortunate... For the last 1000 years, at least once per every century those two beasts wake up and try killing one another - on those occasions being stuck in between them is not a happy place - and then there's really nothing you can do.

The question is: will it happen again in the 21st century and what can be done to prevent it? :unsure:

Currently the best equipped military of the 3 is Poland. The Yanks have been building up the Polish military substantially in the past decade.

Let's hope and pray that it never happens again.

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For the last 1000 years, at least once per every century those two beasts wake up and try killing one another - on those occasions being stuck in between them is not a happy place - and then there's really nothing you can do.

You forgot Austria-Hungary as well.

I suppose the Poles feel a bit like the Irish.

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On a revisionist note, maybe Britain was stupid to get involved. If it had not given the Poles a guarantee then maybe Warsaw would have negotiated instead of being intransigent over Danzig, and perhaps the German invasion of Poland would not have taken place.

What about the Soviet invasion of Poland?

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