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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
bound by this dissolved treaty# The German Government are now constrained to face the new situation created by this alliance, a situation which is rendered more acute by the fact that the Franco-Soviet treaty has been supplemented by a treaty of alliance between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union exactly parallel in form. In accordance with the fundamental right of a nation to secure its frontiers and ensure its possibilities of defense, • • .•)" (e-2) Document 221J" , (Exhibit No. ), "Peace and War," p. 36: * * * "Less than two months later, Hitler struck a blow at the peace of Europe. In flagrant viola¬tion of the Locarno Pact he proceeded in March 1936 to occupy and fortify the demilitarized Bhineland. This action was taken despite the fact that two years previously Hitler had said that after the solution of the Saar question the German Government was ready to accept not only the letter but also the spirit of the Locarno Pact." IZLlMZs (a) Document 221H , (Exhibit No. ), "Peace and War," p. 29: "Italian Preparations for War "On September 28, 1934 the United States Am¬bassador at Rome, Breckinridge Long, reported to