MEETING OF THE WORLD WAR II – KOREAN WAR ROUNDTABLE
across from City Hall and the Fire Station
JUNE TOPIC: The Okinawan Campaign – Jerry Montgomery the US Army view
and Dean Smith will give the US Navy view as related to him by Richard Fox.
LIVING HISTORY FOR
LIBRARY of CONGRESS VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Jerri Donohue sent 3 interviews and 1 memoir to the Library of Congress in our 1st package. We have several volunteers and expect to submit many more interviews in our June shipment. Contact Jerri Donahue at 440 546 1207 or jerridonohue@AOL.com to volunteer for this project.
WWII-Korean War Roundtable is now collecting interviews for the Library of
Congress Veterans History Project. We need volunteers to tape-record or
videotape veterans. We also need volunteers to be interviewed. Anyone who
served in any branch of
“LIVING HISTORY FOR OUR
to witness the veterans who made history.
SPEAKERS FOR 2006: Dr. Thomas
Adams is our official “speakers” recruiter. Call Tom at
Jaura Williams Dunlop,
President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Secretary Treasurer
C. Dave Post Dr.Thomas Adams Larry Heller Dean Smith Daniel Demko
Chamberlain’s policy dominated the Anglo-French side of the negotiations at Munich. He believed that Hitler was a normal, reasonable and responsible statesman who will keep his word. Chamberlain regarded the Czech problem as a small cental-European issue and the French guarantee as a way to drag Britain into war for comparatively minor reasons. France was presented with a choice of staying aligned with Britain or fighting for the Czechs. The Czechs were abandoned. Some historians argue that to have gone to war at this time would nave been foolish because both Britain and France were unprepared. This argument is not convincing. At this time Czechoslovakia is perhaps the only country in Europe that is ready for war. The Czech army had almost as many trained troops as the German army and was as well if not better equipped. The Czech frontier defenses were stronger than the French Maginot Line and were far more comprehensive. At the height of the crisis the Germans could only allocate 5 divisions to the Western Front to meet the whole French army. Britain and France were weak in the air, but the necessity for a long campaign against the Czechs would have prevented heavy attacks from the Luftwaffe. The argument that time was gained for rearmament is also weak. German production continued to be greater and their lead was extended by September 1939.
World War II – Korean War Roundtable