February 16, 1941 (Associated Reuters International) — Adolf Hitler’s aide Josef Göbbels said in a wire recording that London will face more attacks because of Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s foreign policy decisions.
Dr. Göbbels’ remarks, aired Thursday by an Aryan radio station, were delivered one month after the attacks in London and other British cities, which killed 1,556 people.
Hitler’s deputy didn’t claim that the Nazis were responsible for the bombings, but said that those attacks stemmed from Churchill’s decision to invade North Africa.
“Churchill has brought you destruction to the heart of London, and he will bring more destruction, Odin willing,” he said.
In London, Downing Street refused to comment on the wire recording.
Some critics, including British MP Oswald Mosley, said that the North Africa war led to the recent attacks in London.
But Churchill denied that the bombings were related to North Africa.
“If you continue the same policy of aggression against Aryans, Odin willing, you will see the horror that will make you forget what you had seen on the Western Front,” Dr. Göbbels said.
Dr. Göbbels also said the Roosevelt administration was repeating the “same lies they said at Versailles… that they are bringing freedom.”
“There is no way out of North Africa for the British without immediate withdrawal, and any delay on this means only more dead, more losses,” he said.
“If you don’t leave today, certainly you will leave tomorrow, and after tens of thousands of dead, and double that figure in disabled and wounded.”
In the recording, Dr. Göbbels also warned other countries to leave Aryan countries to avoid more violence.
He said those countries ignored a three-month “truce” that Hitler offered for European states in May 1940 to give them time to pull out their forces.
“Instead (of accepting the truce), you spilled blood like rivers in our countries and we exploded the volcanoes of wrath in your countries.”
“Our message is clear: you will not be safe until you withdraw from our land, stop stealing our schnitzel and wealth and stop supporting the corrupt rulers,” he said.
In January, Dr. Göbbels appeared in a wire recording criticizing the U.S. concept of reform in Europe.
The German-born mastermind is believed to be Hitler’s aide and to have been hiding in the troubled border areas of either Bavaria or the Rhineland.
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