by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
I was born in the spring of 1939. I was a few days shy of 5 months old when Germany invaded Poland on September 1. The British and French governments responded to the invasion by declaring war on Germany, thus initiating World War II.
Germany always gets the blame. Germany’s invasion of Poland is always said to be the event that triggered World War II, never the British and French declaration of war on Germany. This is because the victors write the history.
The British, French, and Americans were victors only because the Soviet Red Army defeated the Wehrmacht, possibly the finest army ever in existence. The Soviets prevailed through sheer numbers and in weapons production capability far beyond Germany’s capability. After reading Viktor Surorov’s book, The Real Culprit, I don’t believe Stalin had any need of war supplies from the West. The Normady invasion did not take place until June 6, 1944, after the Red Army had been fighting the Wehrmacht for three years since June 1941.