宣告二战

英国首相张伯伦
英国首相张伯伦

1939年9月3日,英国首相Neville Chamberlain (张伯伦)通过收音机广播,向英国人民发表了这段话:

(BBC录音:英国正式向德国宣战

“我从唐宁街10号的内阁室里,向你们发言。

今天早上,英国驻柏林大使向德国政府递交最后通知书,向德国政府阐明,除非德国在上午11点以前传来马上从波兰撤军的决定,英德两国将正式交战。我现在必须告诉你们,我们并没有收到德国撤军的消息,因此,这个国家正式和德国宣战。”

(“I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10, Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that unless we heard from them by 11 o’clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and that consequently this country is at war with Germany.)

这段话,改变了英国的历史。一场铺天盖地的二战,正式展开。

Published by

Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

One thought on “宣告二战”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s