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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II
Date 25 November 1941
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
the conclusion of a West-European air pact to be based on the Locarno principle of mutual guarantee, for this invitation presupposed the existence of an air force in Germany as well as in the other countries whose adherence to the proposed pact was contemplated•" (d) Document 223If, (Exhibit No. ), "Events Leading up to World War II,w p. 57* "March 16 /1935A Hitler reintroduced compulsory military service. (•• • • while Germany as one party to the treaty (Versailles) had fulfilled its obligations, the redemption of the obligation on the part of the second partner to the treaty failed to become a fact* That means the High Contracting Parties of the former victor States have one-sidedly divorced themselves from the obligations of the Versailles treaty* • « Germany was, militarily speaking, in a vacuum, defenselessly at the mercy of every threatening danger. • • The German Government must, however to its regret, note that for months the rest of the world has been re¬arming continuously and increasingly* • • In these circumstances the German Government considers it impossible still longer to refrain from taking the necessary measures for the security of the Reich or even to hide the knowledge thereof from the other nations•’”