British Warned By
Hopes Of Crushing Hitlerism
Speedily Unjustified Says Premier
PRAISES WAR UNITY
Says Britain And France
Resolve To End Hitler
By CHARLES A. SMITH
International News Service StaffCorrespondent
LONDON, Sept. 26.— A warning- to the people of Britain against over-optimism and unjustified hopes of crushing Hitlerism speedily was delivered by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain today.
"The British people," Chamberlain reiterated, "are resolved to rid themselves once and for all of the perpetual threat; of German aggression.
On October 10
Believe Attack Through Neutral Countries
Will Start At That Time
Heavy Artillery Fire
Screens Activities Behind
Lines To Some Extent .
PABIS, Sept. 26.—October 10 was chosen by French military observers ..today as the date on -which Germany will strike—by way of' Belgium, Holland and Switzerland in a desperate effort to mow down French defenses and sweep through to a swift victory for Nazism in Europe by springtime.
.During the next two weeks, artillery engagements In the Saar valley expected to intensify in violence and scope.
But the Germans will not have until that time- troops In sufficient numbers in readiness to launch the tremendous offensive upon which Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler's hopes are based.
The .big question facing the, Allies as Germany turned her armed
might-from Poland to the .Western Front Is: where will the-Nazi war
machine strike? The arrows on-the map indicate four possibilities of
action-and are the basis of Franco-English strategy. -The arrows point
to-the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. -Black line
indicate Germany's borders. Central Press
Britain Is Suspicious Of Russia
Sees Menace To
Britain Also Angered Over
Sinking By Germans Of
Swedish Vessels ,
NO REPORT ON ANY
By CHARLES A. SMITH
International News Service Staff Correspondent
LONDON. Sept. 26—British suspicions of Russia’s reported double-pronged menace against the small nations of the Baltic' and Balkans was- shown today in black headlines in the evening Press.
"Red Army arrives on Estonian border," said the Evening Star." Rumania fears Soviet Coup; 100, divisions near border," the Evening News proclaimed.
Second Swedish Ship Sunk
Britain also "showed anger over the sinking of a. second Swedish merchant ship by a German submarine on the excuse that she carried wood pulp and cellulose which the Germans said was contraband.
• The ship was the Sulisha, 2850 tons bound from Gothenberg for Hull Her crew of 19 took to lifeboats and were picked up off the Norwegian coast by the Swedish steamer Sucica. Sunday the Gevtrud Blatt was torpedoed by a German. submarine.
According to the London Dally sketch today, Swedish ships enroute to England have been ordered by radio to speed to the nearest ports. -
Swedish ship owners, the sketch said, are reported to be demanding British convoys for boats carrying pulp and cellulose to England. A deputation of owners, it was said, called on the Swedish foreign minister and demanded that he protest to Berlin against the sinking.
The roar of guns heard off the western coast of Norway yesterday found no explanation in official British quarter;; today. Islanders off Bergen even reported seeing smoke clouds, the funnels of a large ship, and airplanes.
But the British admiralty said "we have received no report of a naval engagement off the Norwegian coast, as would have been, the case, had one occurred."