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How did WW2 start? Did the British try to negotiate peace in 1939 and did the SS try to kill Hitler?

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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 01:30:33 BDT
Jake C1415 says:
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Posted on 22 Jun 2012 02:30:21 BDT
C. W. Ball says:
The answer is if course requiring much more discussion than a straight yes or no to questions 2 and as to 3, i think thats very unlikely given the raisin d'etre of the SS was as a core body loyal to Hitler personally. A more appropriate way of understanding the British response to hitler( your second question), a response I should add shared with France, is did the UK seek to avoid going to war? scared as it was by the slaughter 20 years earlier. That answer is self evidently yes. And of course in the final analysis the British did go to war when the intentions of Hitler became absolutely clear and unequivocal.

There are a good many books on this period, one is 55 days in April covering the behaviour OG UK politicians around the time of Churchills arrival on the scene. Thumb- nail is that a perfect storm of tough reparations demanded at Versaille from allies for WW1 and blame for it, highly questionable in my view, aggressive annexation of territory - Versailles again, in part taking Germans into other new countries and French vengeful behaviour including occupation of the Ruhr for no payment of reparations in the 1920s coupled with global economic meltdown spread the seeds for Hitler.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 02:35:56 BDT
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Posted on 22 Jun 2012 07:17:22 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
I wouldn't credit this poster with a sensible reply. He is a serial spammer who regularly uses these forums to get in a free advert for his book, even though he must now be well aware that this against Amazon rules.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 13:49:34 BDT
Jake C1415 says:
Check out Operation Canned Goods for how the war started, the background to the Venlo Incident descibing the negotiaions in October 1939, and Pastor Niemoller's testimony re the plot to kill Hitler in November 1939. Alternatively try taking a look at the book.

Posted on 3 Jul 2012 22:54:08 BDT
gille liath says:
Think I'll stick with Taylor's Origins of the Second World War.

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 10:26:04 BDT
otterman62 says:
I believe that there is a lot of circumstantial evidence to prove that WWII was started by Vera Lynns agent........

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 10:40:55 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
The idea that they'd have to listen to "The White Cliffs of Dover" all the time was the principal reason the Germans called off the invasion of Britain.

Posted on 14 Nov 2013 11:41:24 GMT
Jake C1415 says:
Stormbringer (Apocalypse Then) Loving the Vera Lynn theory, Stormbringer is free today 14/11/13 & might provide a few things to surprise even readers of the great AJP.
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