Reakce: Z britských pohádek o Mnichovu

Ve své úvaze nazvané Krátce a stručně o tom, „kdybychom se bránili“ uvádím mimo jiné i toto:

Za zneplatnění mnichovské dohody se považuje prohlášení obsažené v dopise britského ministra zahraničních věcí Anthonyho Edena šéfovi československé diplomacie Janu Masarykovi z 5. srpna 1942.

Na toto reagoval jakýsi rádoby „hodnotitel“, takto: „Článek pana Alexandra Frieda (na který je v tomto komentáři reagováno, pozn. editora) nelze hodnotit jinak než jako dezinformaci. Pan Fried podává o českém dějepisu čtenářům líbivé české pohádky.“

Nevyhýbám se poctivé, věcné  a čestné diskuzi s každým, kdo takto diskutovat chce.

Nemám však toho času nazbyt tolik, abych polemizoval o tom, co se v minulosti skutečně stalo, s někým, jehož možnou zářnou kariéru by zřejmě, přestože zde dnes píše česky, porážka nacistického Německa pravděpodobně zničila. Tedy, pokud by se narodil dřív.

Přesto zde uvedu na téma zneplatnění mnichovské dohody další pohádku, tentokrát britskou, v originálním znění:

During the Second World War, British Prime Minister Churchill, who opposed the agreement when it was signed, became determined that the terms of the agreement would not be upheld after the war and that the Sudeten territories should be returned to postwar Czechoslovakia. On 5 August 1942, Foreign Minister Anthony Eden sent the following note to Jan Masaryk:

In the light of recent exchanges of view between our Governments, I think it may be useful for me to make the following statement about the attitude of His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom as regards Czecho-Slovakia.

„In my letter of the 18th July, 1941, I informed your Excellency that the King had decided to accredit an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Dr. Beneš as President of the Czecho-Slovak Republic. I explained that this decision implied that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom regarded the juridical position of the President and Government of the Czecho-Slovak Republic as identical with that of the other Allied heads of States and Governments established in this country. The status of His Majesty’s representative has recently been raised to that of an Ambassador.

The Prime Minister had already stated in a message broadcast to the Czecho-Slovak people on the 30th September, 1940, the attitude of His Majesty’s Government in regard to the arrangements reached at Munich in 1938. Mr. Churchill then said that the Munich Agreement had been destroyed by the Germans. This statement was formally communicated to Dr. Beneš on the 11th November, 1940.

The foregoing statement and formal act of recognition have guided the policy of His Majesty’s Government in regard to Czecho-Slovakia, but in order to avoid any possible misunderstanding, I desire to declare on behalf of His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom that as Germany has deliberately destroyed the arrangements concerning Czecho-Slovakia reached in 1938, in which His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom participated, His Majesty’s Government regard themselves as free from any engagements in this respect. At the final settlement of the Czecho-Slovak frontiers to be reached at the end of the war they will not be influenced by any changes effected in and since 1938.“

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