|In reply to Comment 65 (AdmV):|
Ok, I sleept, understood my mistake in first post. Now I could talk about it without emotions.
> And what forces do you mistaken believe the British had that could in any way > help Poland? Do you somehow thing Britain had more than a tiny army, and a
> barly operational defensive airforce. Almost nil in offense bombing capacity.
> Just so you know something, Britain was very late getting ready for
> re-armarmament at all. Radar just made it into service, and the chairman of
> Hawker, Mr Sopwith made a very brave choice, with no orders he invested a
> million in a production run of 150 Hawker Hurricanes. Those Hurricanes may
> well have made the difference at the start of the battle of Britain.
> Re-armament orders started in 1936 and only started arriving in service in
> 37, so I do not know what magic you think Britain had to help Poland at
> this stage.
So why they gave guarantees to Poland? Polish troops expected, that second front on the west will be opened (it was part of military pact). Look at this from polish side. You were invaded, but you have guarantees from your allies. So you fight with all your forces, and wait for reactions from you allies, which never came. I perefectly understood that it was in GB interest not to invade Germans in Sep 1939, but it wasn't in polish interest for sure.
> Britain declared war against an enemy of superior size, and capability.
> This was done in support of Poland.
I couldn't agree, that support of Poland was main reason for it. GB declared war, because they know, that sooner or later they'll attack by German forces.
> Many many British and commonwealth and many others went to war on that
> premise my friend. Do not be so quick in your sharp tongue.
I was too agressive in my previous post - that's true. But'll never agree, that GB troops went to war to defend Poland.
> You should consider that Millions of people tried to defend Poland, just
> because they failed does'nt make them somehow evil.
Millions of peoples were fighting agains Nazi, not to defend Poland.
> Look, sadly, you are also asking the west to turn on its ally, no matter
> how misguided that turned out to be. Britain sent no little amount to
> Russia to try and help them fend off the Nazi's.
They forgot about their old ally, becuase of new, very powerfull one. I know it's a political decision, but it was very sad to Poland...