remilitarisation of the rhineland

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  • The Remilitarisatin of the Rhineland
    • 'The forty-eight hours after the march into the Rhineland were the most nerve racking of my life. If the French had marched into the Rhineland we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs' - Adolf Hitler
    • 7th March 1936
    • Army General's advised Hitler not to as they thought the army wasn't strong enough to resist if the French army invaded. Financers told Hitler Germany wouldn't be able to pay sanctions if Germany was punished.
    • Generals were under orders to retreat if there was any opposition from France
    • This went against two treaties signed by Germany -The T of V and the Locarno Pact signed in1925
    • No one acted because Abyssinian Crisis was occuring which was worse than Hitler moving into 'his own backyard'. French Government wouldnt act without Britain and Britain thought this was ok as re-taking own land- T of V too harsh. No-one wanted war,


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