What Can The World Learn From World War Two
THUNDER BAY – With war in Africa, war in the Middle East, and war in the Ukraine, it appears perhaps too many in our world have not learned all the lessons from World War Two. In 1939, the German invasion of Poland brought Great Britain, France, and Canada into the war.
On September 1, in 1939, without a declaration of war a German battleship opened fire on a Polish garrison.
It marked the start of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and the launch of the Second World War.
Now some 75 years later the Presidents of Poland and Germany stand side by side. In the shadows of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski speaks of learning from the past.
President Bronislaw Komorowski said, “History gives a lesson. It gives a lesson and it compels to draw conclusions from painful experiences, history tells us that there is still need for courage and determination in defying those who threaten the international order, peace and freedom. That there is still need for efforts for reconciliation and integration. That we need to support those who aim towards a world where a neighbor does not need to be afraid of their neighbor.”
Millions died in the Second World War, but looking at the world today, where wars are still ongoing, it increasingly appears many in our world have not yet learned all the lessons from history.