That's a flat lie. I'm a fan of Taylor's work (even when I don't agree with him), and Professor Taylor never said anything of the sort.
This is just a straight repeat of contemporary Nazi propaganda. Yes, Poland did take a bit of Czecho ... but whose troops occupied Prague, eh?
3/23/2012 4:56:47 AM
3/23/2012 5:19:21 AM
I remember William Shirer, in "Berlin Diary", as quoting the Berlin newspapers saying stuff like that.
3/23/2012 5:37:46 AM
German propaganda was churning out storys of Polish depravity and aggression, but the truth was rather different.
3/23/2012 5:41:22 AM
Oh bullshit. You mean the "attack" where the Germans took a bunch of prisoners, took them to a radio station near the Polish border, dressed them up in Polish military uniforms, shot them, then blew up the radio station to make it look like the Polish military was attacking it?
3/23/2012 6:47:19 AM
The "attacks" were SS men dressed as Polish soldiers...
3/23/2012 4:15:29 PM
Man, you really are a huge mark for anyone's scams.
3/23/2012 5:03:11 PM
Despite there being no "Historical Revisionists Say The Darndest Things", I don't really see how this belongs in RSTDT. Even if it is on Stormfront and it tries to paint the Nazis in a positive light, it's not incredibly racist in and of itself.
It might possibly fit in CSTDT but it would still be something of a stretch.
3/24/2012 9:16:22 AM
3/25/2012 10:06:06 AM
In fact, it wasn't Taylor, but an American revisionist whose name slips my mind, who said that. Taylor went somewhat off the rails as time went on, but never like that.
3/25/2012 11:26:48 AM
I think this is what is referred to:
The Origins of the Second World War was received negatively by some quarters when it was published in 1961. The book set off a huge storm of controversy and debate that lasted for years. At least part of the vehement criticism was due to the confusion in the public's mind between Taylor's book and another book published in 1961, Der Erzwungene Krieg (The Forced War) by the American historian David Hoggan. Taylor criticised Hoggan's thesis that Germany was the innocent victim of an Anglo-Polish conspiracy in 1939 as nonsense but many critics confused Taylor's thesis with Hoggan's. (wikipedia)
3/26/2012 5:25:19 AM
Besides the fact that Taylor was not exactly a friend of Hitler's Germany, got any actual evidence for your idea?
Taylor was, in his "Origins of the Second World War", criticising the thesis of David Hoggan that Germany was the victim of Anglo-Polish aggression, not advancing it.
3/27/2012 9:51:41 AM
ahhh, revision.... if the shoe fits.
3/27/2012 12:19:11 PM