Analysis of the Inter-War Period

France/Poland Treaty (1939)

France and Britain signed a series for military agreements with Poland on September 4, 1939. The agreement stated that France would help Poland against any German aggression in May, 1939. This Treaty was to protect Poland which to France was an important buffer state. France would launch an attack on Germany within 15 days of a German attack on Poland’s soil. However, when Germany attacked, Poland was betrayed by France and Britain. France and Britain directly attacked Germany’s Western Frontier (Poland was located in the east) without helping Poland. France had lost the war despite the fact Hitler had concentrated all his army on the east. If France had attacked the way they had promised, the results would have been devastating for Germany. The attack of Germany on Western frontier is considered the stupidity of the French army. When France and Britain declared war on Germany, WWII began.