36 Years ago to this day I retired after 22 years of regular military service. It is also 79 years to the day the Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain addressed the country saying:
I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10, Downing Street.
This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin Nevile Henderson 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, that 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.
This conflict cost the lives of 60 million people world wide.
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