Category Archives: Words To Remember from 1939

Words & Speeches of WW2, 2nd to 8th December 1939

Saturday, December 2nd 1939 Letter addressed to Mr Rudolf Holst, Permanent Finnish Delegate, to Mr Avenol, Secretary-General of the League of Nations: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, with which Finland, since the signature of the treaty of peace at … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches of WW2, December 14th to 20th, 1939

Tuesday, Devember 14th, 1939 Mr G.A. Grippenburg, Finish Minister, at a meeting at the House of Lords: I stand before you as a representative of a small, democratic, preace-loving country which overnight, without warning and witout any declaration of war, … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches of WW2, 11th to 14th December, 1939

Monday December 11th, 1939 Extracts from White Book issued by Finnish Government, outlining the Soviet’s demands: To make possible the blocking of the Gulf of Finland by artillery from both coasts to prevent enemy warships or transports entering the Gulf … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches of November 1939, WW2

Tuesday, November 28th, 1939 Reply to Finnish Government to Russian demand for withdrawal of troops from frontier near Leningrad: It is established that the discharge of cannon shots mentioned in your communication did not take place on the Finnish side. … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches during WW2, November 1939

Monday November 27 1939 Mr Herbert Morrison, MP Leader of the London County Council, in a broadcast: Stage by stage Hitler built up his power. Piece by piece he swallowed up his neighbours. Each time, like the drunkard, he swore … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches during WW2, November 1939

Words That History Will Remember Tuesday November 13th, 1939 M. Paul Reynauld, French Minister of Finance, in a broadcast: Returning two years ago from a visit to Germany. I said to my fellow countrymen: “Hurry up and arm. You have … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches During WW2, November 1939

Thursday, November 9th, 1939 Mr Chamberlain in a speech read at the Mansion House luncheon: “I should like to make a few observations upon this strangest of wars which, in the form in which it has hitherto been waged, must … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches WW2, November 1939

Monday, November 6th 1939 M. Molotov, Soviet Prime Minister, at a meeting of the Moscow Soviet in honour od the 22nd anniversary of the Bolshevist Revolution: the Capitalist Powers, unable to find any other way out of their internal difficulties, … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches WW2, October- November 1939

Wednesday October 25th, 1939 Leopold, King of Belgians in a broadcast to the United States: In 1937 Belgium proclaimed her policy of independence.  Our large neighbours acknowledged this declaration and even went further by commiting themselves to respect Belgian territory. Belgium is one of … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches WW2, October 1939

Thursday, October 19th King Gustave of Sweden and President Kallio of Finland in broadcasts for the Royal Palace at Stockholm: My invitation to this meeting was a duty I had to perform. Sweden’s welfare and my warm feelings for the … Continue reading

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