Sunday, November 10, 2013

Novemer 10, 1939; GERMAN TROOPS POISED FOR OFFENSIVE / BELGUIM and HOLLAND

THIS WAS REPORTED TODAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1939:


Canadian Legation Warns
Citizens Be Prepared
Leave By Week-end

BORDER INCIDENT
ADDS TO ANXIETY
The Canadian legation tonight warned all Canadians resident in Belgium to be prepared to leave the country by the week-end.
No Action by U.S.
(Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 10—State Secretary Cordell Hull said today that American envoys in Holland and Belgium had authority to request Americans to leave those countries if it seemed advisable. So far, he said, he has not heard of any such action.

INTIMIDATING
REPRESENTATIONS

PARIS, Nov. 10.—(C.P.)—A Havas News Agency dispatch from Zurich today said reports were circulating In that Swiss city that Germany had delivered "intimidating representations" to the governments of Belgium and The Netherlands. Details of the reported representations were not known In Switzerland, the dispatch said. There have been recent reports that German armed, forces" "are massed along the Belgo-German-and Netherlands-German border.

 

Increased Violence of Nazi

Attacks Seen Proof

Drive Near

GERMANS HAVE 100
DIVISIONS READY

PARIS, Nov. 10 — (AP) — The general staff reported that Germantroop attacking two localities were forced to fall back today under French infantry and artillery fire.

"Two local enemy attacks broke under infantry and artillery fire after making slight progress," the communique said. "There was activity by the two air forces.

"In the second fortnight of October the French navy halted 30,000 tons of merchandise headed for Germans'. The quantity of goods seized during the first nine weeks of the war by the French contraband control exceeds 200,000 tons."

BELIEF GROWS
BIG DRIVE NEAR

(By AXEL DE HOLSTEIN)
Havas Staff Writer.)
Paris Nov. 10—(C.P.-Havas)—The violence of localized fighting and the aggressiveness of German vanguard units on the western front today sirens strengthened the conviction that a German offensive is near.

A French general said a "big blow "is probable and that the French Armies are braced for any eventuality.

This morning's official communique from the French high command merely reported "activity by contact elements during, the night," but that failed to tell the full story!

BECOMING BOLDER

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