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Chamberlein's radio speech on the declaration of war on Germany on September 3, 1939

This morning, the British ambassador in Berlin handed over a final note to the German government, stating that if we did not receive a guarantee from it within 11 o'clock that it was ready to withdraw troops from Poland immediately, a state of war would be declared between our countries. I must now inform you that no such commitment has been made, and as a result, this country is at war with Germany.

German-Soviet non-aggression pact 23.8.1939

The Government of the German Reich and The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics desirous of strengthening the cause of peace between Germany and the U.S.S.R., and proceeding from the fundamental provisions of the Neutrality Agreement concluded in April, 1926 between Germany and the U.S.S.R., have reached the following Agreement ...

Guidelines for winter war

Winter is knocking on the door, and it 's out of the question to see how the German Wehrmacht was preparing for the coming winter in 1942.

Hitler in Obersalzberg to sign the German-Soviet Pact on August 24, 1939

The decision to attack Poland was made in the spring. Originally, there were fears that due to the political situation we would have to strike at the same time against England, France, Russia and Poland. We could not afford such a risk. Göring showed us that his four-year plan would fail and that we would be on the brink of strength if we did not win in the coming war.

Law on Weapons and Ammunition

A new law on weapons and ammunition has been in force since 1 January 2003. Here you can get acquainted with it ...

Long telegram

Excerpt from a telegraphic message from Moscow on February 22, 1946, sent to President Truman by the Ambassador to Moscow Geoge Kennan. He tried to reveal the "thought processes" of the USSR here.

Munich Agreement

Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, in view of the agreement already reached on the withdrawal of the Sudetenland from Germany, have agreed on the following conditions for such withdrawal and the measures resulting therefrom ...

Protectorate speeches - part I

On the third day after the assassination of R. Heydrich, on May 30, 1942, the Protectorate President Dr. Emil Hácha at 7 pm on Czech radio this speech ...

Protectorate speeches - part IV

On Tuesday, June 2, 1942, six days after the assassination of the Deputy Reich Protector of the SS Obergruppenführer and Police General Reinhard Heydrich, and two days before his death, a public rally was held in Prague's Old Town Square. At the call of the protectorate government, around 65,000 Praguers gathered that evening to condemn the assassination, distance themselves from the act, express their support for the protectorate government and loyalty to the Great German Empire.

Protectorate speeches - part V

The deputy imperial protector SS Obergruppenführer and police general Reinhard Heydrich succumbed to injuries on June 4, 1942, which he suffered during the courageous action of Czechoslovak paratroopers. The assassination thus came to fruition. Protectorate President dr. E. Hácha sent a telegram of condolences to Hitler. Minister Moravec gave a speech on Czech radio.

Protectorate speeches - part VI

Many ministers took part in the demonstrations convened by the government of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in all major cities. They tried to improve the image of the Czech nation in the eyes of Hitler after the assassination of Protector Heydrich and after the dreaded executioner died. The most diligent in this respect was, of course, Emanuel Moravec. As a protectorate ninister of education and folk enlightenment, he performed his duties with all his might, as evidenced by his speech, delivered in Brno on June 12, 1942. Two days after the tragedy in Lidice.

Protectorate speeches - part VII

Psychological pressure from the protectorate government, its threats and promises of amnesty for those who report anyone involved in the assassination of tyrant Heydrich and the promise of amnesty by K.H. Frank, as well as terror by the occupiers, have borne fruit.

Protectorate speeches - part VIII

In every difficult time, in modern history, students and artists are at the forefront of our historical events in the fight for freedom. I mean the years, 1938, 1939, 1968, 1989. Unfortunately, in the time after the assassination of the Deputy Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich, artists voluntarily or for fear of losing their jobs or fear of accusations of approving the assassination, participated in the return of a disobedient nation, or at least part of it into loyalty to the Great German Empire.

Record of Hitler's meeting on Gdansk

At this meeting, the issues of the impending attack on Poland were discussed, as well as issues related to the conduct of the war against France and England.

Record of the Tehran Conference - Part 4

A recording of a conversation between Stalin and Roosevelt on November 29, 1943 at 2:30 p.m. In this interview, Rosevelt and Stalin primarily discuss the possible form of the UN.

Record of the Tehran Conference - Part 5

The second meeting of the heads of government of the USSR, USA and Great Britain. The talks revolved mostly around the planning of Operation Overlord and other landings in the Mediterranean, and plans to draw Turkey into the war alongside the Allies.

Record of the Yalta Conference - Part 1

This record is a transcript of a documentary record of the Soviet delegation. Day one - Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, gen. Antonov, gen. Marshall, Marshal Brook, Adm. Cunningham and Marshal Portal.

Record of the Yalta Conference - Part 3

This record is a transcript of a documentary record of the Soviet delegation. Consideration of issues related to the United Nations. The second part discussed the issue of the post-war organization of Poland and issues related to the organization of the post-war Polish government.

Record of the Yalta Conference - Part 4

This record is a transcript of a documentary record of the Soviet delegation. On this day, discussions on issues related to the United Nations and the organization of the post-war Polish government continue.

Record of the Yalta Conference - Part 5

This record is a transcript of a documentary record of the Soviet delegation. On the fifth day, discussions on issues related to the United Nations and the organization of the post-war Polish government continue.

Record of the Yalta Conference - Part 6

This record is a transcript of a documentary record of the Soviet delegation. Discussions on the organization of the post-war Polish government continue on the sixth day. At the same time, the report from the meeting of foreign ministers is being discussed.

Speeches

Two interesting speeches of commanders to their soldiers. The first - perhaps the most famous speech, from General Patton to his soldiers, the second from Henry V. in a quote from General Garrison.

The Czech national flag

The national flag celebrates its 100th birthday. In the 100 years of its existence, it has "experienced" a lot. It used to be solemnly erected, proudly flowing, and used to be triggered with sadness and tears. As a symbol of victory, it swept over many battlefields of World War II, it fluttered as a symbol of defiance in 1968. Today, fortunately, it no longer has to fly in such turbulent events; Everyone is waving the national flag on hockey. But how many of us know anything about its true history?

The directive for the exercise plan on river Weser - conquest of Norway and Denmark 1.3.1940

The development of the situation in Scandinavia requires that all preparations be made for the occupation of Denmark and Norway by parts of the German armed forces. This operation should prevent British intervention in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea; it should also provide us with a supply of ore from Sweden and give our navy and air force a wider boarding area against Britain.

The Roman calendar as the basis of today's calendar

In this article, I will deal with the Roman calendar in relation to today's calendar. The aim is not to provide an exhaustive description of the Roman calendar, but to try to explain the origins of some things that we take for granted so that we can hardly think about them - for example, why the year begins on January 1, why the months are called as they are called in many world languages. why February has 28 days, why, on the contrary, July and August have 31 days, even though they are right behind each other in the calendar, why does the transfer day join February once every four years ...

Treaty of the Three Powers

On September 27, 1940, a pact of three powers was concluded in Berlin between Germany, Italy and Japan (Berlin Pact, Berlin-Rome Axis, Tokyo) on mutual assistance and the division of spheres of influence.
The text of the treaty of Germany, Italy and Japan, the so-called OSA.

Treaty of Versailles

Here is the full text in English of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War and gave birth to the Second World War.

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