For decades, circumstances forced me to talk almost exclusively of peace.
But now, he told the journalists,the news had to be presented so as to create the impression that...
There are matters which, if they cannot be achieved by peaceful means,must be enforced by means of violence.
What was crucial was to say to the people...
This was now important, said Hitler,in order to free the German people from the bondage of doubt.
These were the scenes in Munich, in July 1939,for a celebration of German art.
By the time these pictures were taken,Hitler had orchestrated the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia,and the British and French governments had warned Hitler that if the Germans moved on Poland, then there would be war.
The German press saw things very differently and with one voice had been telling the people that Germany was being treated unjustly.
That their Fuehrer's legitimate demands were simply not being met.