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Germany Abrogates Versailles Agreement

Hitler Speaking

On March 16, 1935 the German propaganda minister Goebbels announced that the Germans had passed a new law call the Law for Re-Creation of the National Defense Forces.  The law enacted universal service for all German males, and created an army of 36 divisions.  Hitler’s Germany thus abrogated the military provisions of the Versailles Agreement.  There was a great deal of hand wringing in Paris and London but the Allied powers did nothing