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KK. 2 22 I would have been stoned if I had not been right.
heard again. We, in particular, must
4 He had stubbornly upheld his opinion
LL. 2 22 The most dangerous step was the
MM. 2 24 I have always accepted a great risk in the conviction that it may succeed.
NN. 2 26 Now it is also a great risk. Iron nerves, iron resolution.
00. 2 27 The following special reasons strengthen me in my idea. England and France are obligated.
2 29 It has done much damage that many reluctant Germans said and wrote to Englishmen after the solution
149 25 He reminded of the occupation of the Rhineland.
1 M. Poncet had seen him eight days before the re-occupation and had informed him that a march into the Rhineland would mean war to France.
150 11 There was also a great risk involved in the present situation which could be mastered only through iron determination. 150 14 The Fuehrer does not believe in an intervention of the Western Powers for the following reasons. The two countries, England and France had, it is true, given a guarantee to Poland.***
150 18 In judging the situation in the two coun-
150 20 The attitude of Germans, including ones in
of the Czech question: the Fuehrer carried his point because you lost your nerve, because you capitulated too soon.
TT. 2 32 This explains the present propa-
in Autumn 1938. They had said before and during the crisis: "England will intercede in favor of Czechoslovakia even with her armed forces". When this did not come off they said: "We admit we were wrong; the Fuehrer was right. He won because he had the better nerves and stuck it out."
this war of nerves to present the increase of armament.
UU. 2 34 But how is British rearmament in
actual fact. The construction pro-
VV. 2 35 Only mobilization of the reserve
2 36 Considerable strengthening of the Navy, not before 1941 or 1942.
Little has been done on land. England will be able to send a maximum of three divisions to the Continent.
7 How is the present military situation in England. The Naval shipbuilding program has only partly been carried out.
9 Its effect is not to be expected before 1941 or 1942. The land troops had not been noticeably increased. The possible strength on the Continent had been estimated at three divisions.
XX. 2 39
A little has been done for the Air Force but it is only a beginning. AA defense is in its beginning stages. At the moment England has only 150 AA guns. The new AA gun has been ordered. It will take a long time until enough have been produced.
151 12 In the air a certain success can be noted which, however, is still in its beginning. The modern antiaircraft gun had been introduced last year, there are 150 to 200 guns available in the country, the monthly deliveries amount to 15 to 20. Even with us and our better industry, an increase of this production would require 9 to 12 months. For instance to increase the production from 70 to 90, how much more so in England?
2 43 This can change in two or three
b. 2 44 At the moment the English Air
20 The Air Force itself had in England about 130,000 men.
f. 2 53 France lacks men (decline of the
i. 2 55 The West has only two possibilities
lion points gold Sterling, although she
10 France cannot afford a long bloody war,
11 France was forced into this situation
14 Which are now the possibilities for an in-
(1) The blockade which however has