Re: Anglo-French war plans in 1940?
"Andrew Clark" <aclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Georg Schwarz" <georg.schwarz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote
why should Belgium have done so?
Why should Belgium have not done so?
Explicit military cooperation with the Allies
would give Germany both excuse and incentive
to attack Belgium.
Germany needed neither excuse or incentive,
but one cannot fault Belgium for wanting to
stay out what was predicted to be the most
destructive war in history.
The recent example of Norway showed the
risks of inciting German pre-emption.
Not that Norway did anything, but Norway
showed that Germany would act to pre-
empt a rumored Allied move; if Belgium
actually collaborated with the Allies,
that would be at least as much reason.
The Belgians preferred not to give any
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