The Rhineland Problem

Archive Report

Efforts of the German Government to bring about a speedy and unqualified evacuation of the 9200 square miles of German territory in the Rhineland still occupied by French, British and Belgian military forces began toward the end of 1928 to take on the characteristics of a determined campaign.

(1) It was made clear, both at the Lugano meeting of the Council of the League of Nations in December and in various official communications to the German press, that the Reich admits no connection between a definite settlement of the reparations problem and the Rhineland issue. (2) During recent months all suggestions of permanent non-German supervision in the occupied areas—to be exercised through the League of Nations or any other agency—have been categorically rejected by Berlin. ...

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