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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
(e-1) Document 223A£, (Schlblt No* • ), "Events Leading up to World War II," p* 8?i "March 7 /1936A German troops occupied the Rhineland* ('It is an undisputed fact that the Franco-Soviet pact is exclusively directed against Germany* "fIt is an undisputed fact that in the pact France undertakes, in the event of a conflict between Germany and the Soviet Union, obligations which go far beyond her duty laid down in the Covenant of the League of Nations, and which compel her to take military action against Germany even when she cannot appeal either to a recommendation or to an actual decision of the Council of the League* "'It is an undisputed fact that France, in such a case, claims for herself the right to decide on her own judgment who is the aggressor* "'The German Government have continually emphasized during the negotiations of the last years their readiness to observe and fulfill all the obligations arising from the Bhlne pact as long as the other Contracting Parties were ready on their side to maintain the pact* This obvious and essential condition can no longer be regarded as being fulfilled by France* * * Consequently Germany regards herself for her part as no longer