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What was the “Polish Corridor”?
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Recreated after World War I, Poland had been given access to the sea via a corridor of land which reached the Baltic at Danzig. It had been formerly German territory, and Hitler was determined it would be again. Hitler ranted that Danzig and the strip of land that divided Germany and East Prussia should be returned to the Reich. Few people in the West knew or cared what the “Polish Corridor” was, but in March 1939 Britain and France took the fateful step of pledging themselves to the defence of Poland, which neither of them was in a military position to do.