Agreement Of Mutual Assistance Between The United Kingdom And Poland

On September 17, the Soviet Union invaded Poland through the eastern border, in accordance with the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which set out the partition of Poland. Under the Joint Defence Pact between Poland and the UK, the UK should provide Poland with „all the support and support in its power“ when Poland „is involved in hostilities with a European power as a result of its aggression“. Poland`s ambassador to London, Edward Bernard Raczyński, contacted the British Foreign Office to indicate that clause 1(b) of the agreement, which concerned an „aggression by a European power“ against Poland, should apply to the Soviet invasion. Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax replied that the British Government`s commitment to Poland, stemming from the Anglo-Polish agreement, was limited to Germany, in accordance with the first clause of the secret protocol. .

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