Observations on the German military occupation of the demilitarized Rhineland zone on Mar. 7.
University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Enclosed with No. 667. German denunciation of Locarno Pact most flagrant violation of all; ratification of Franco-Soviet Pact a blow to German aspirations in Southeast Europe, and occupation of Rhineland a countermove; if Germany gets away with tearing up Locarno Pact, it will open way to further aggression, and Austria certain to be next; Germany, from past experience, is counting on inaction, or, at most, protests, from France and England; Germany not yet prepared for war and if France and England should take prompt and determined action, Hitler and Nazism could be defeated.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.