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DANZIGERS WILL FOLLOW FUEHRER

POLAND BOOED. Union With Reich Thought Less Urgent. NO SIGN OF NERVES IN POLAND United Press Association—Copyright. (Keeeived 11 a.m.) LONDON, July 9.

Ten thousand German Danzigers assembled at the village of Oliva and booed Poland and laughed at sarcastic role re rices to Britain in a speech by Herr Foerster, Nazi leader, who reasserted the determination tp rejoin the Reich. He spoke beneath «n immense banner inscribed: "The Fuehrer Has Ordered. We Will Follow."

Herr Koerster said the most outstanding Polish swindle was the contention that Danzig was a Free City. The Polish minority was insignificant and only guests in Danzig. They should remain quiet. The Germans intended to return to the Reich and would decide their own fnte, backed up by Germany. , He taunted Britain and France 'or irresolution and weakness, ar.ii fervently pledged allegiance to Herr Hitler. 'I he tone of Herr Foerster's address left the impression that union with the Rei.'h is less than hitherto. The week end passed WfTtietly. German Action Checked? There are 110 signs of Polish nerves shaking. says a Warsaw message. Poland firmly believes that the Britfsh and French stand has checked German action. The recirculation of hoarded silver is one indication of a temporary relaxation of tension. The Press continues to emphasise the necessity of vigilance and armed preparedness. The Polish Ambassador to London, Count Raczynski, returned from Warsaw by air yesterday to deliver an important message to Viscount Halifax, says the "Daily Telegraph." The nature of the mi' "i" will govern Mr. Chamberlain's decision whether or not to state Britain's Danzifr policy forthwith. It is expected he will reassure Poland of assistance if her integrity is threatened.

Advocates of Appeasement. Some notable advocates of "appeasement" , are nrging Mr. Chamberlain to ask Poland to agree to the incorporation of Danzig in the Reich, offering Poland compensation with colonies. "The Times" publishes letters from sympathisers with the appeasement policy, pointing out that "Danzig is predominantly Germanic and should" return to the Reich." The "Sunday Express" Berlin correspondent says well-informed quarters declare that, Herr Hitler is prepared to negotiate directly with Poland, and might make open approaches to Warsaw. Herr Hitler will speak on Sunday next in connection with Munich's "Day of German Art," but it is not expected that he will refer to foreign affairs.

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Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 160, 10 July 1939, Page 7

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DANZIGERS WILL FOLLOW FUEHRER Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 160, 10 July 1939