On 3 May 1938, The German diplomats in London, England, United Kingdom reported
that the British and the French were likely to support the German bid for the
Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia in order to avoid war.
On 5 May
1938, The Vatican recognise Francisco Franco's government in Spain. Ludwig
, Chief of the Wehrmacht Army's General Staff, submits a memorandum to
on 5 May 1938, opposing Fall Grün, the plan for a war with Czechoslovakia,
under the grounds that Germany is ill-prepared for the world war likely to result
from such an attack.
7 May 1938 The United Kingdom and France urged Czechoslovakia
to make concessions to Germany over the issue of Sudetenland. R27
Launched 11 May 1938 Adolf
on 16 May 1938, asked his top Wehrmacht commanders how many Wehrmacht
divisions were on the border with Czechoslovakia and were ready to move within
a twelve hour window. The answer he received was twelve. Adolf
on 17 May 1938, asked for the latest intelligence report on Czechoslovakian
On 20 May 1938, The Wehrmacht General Staff
updated the Case Green military scenario. Meanwhile, Czechoslovakian officials
in Prague sent Germany a telegram demanding explanation on the arrival of Wehrmacht
troops in Saxony near the border the information that the Czechoslovakians had
regarding the Wehrmacht troop movement was either inaccurate, or the Czechoslovakians
had intercepted German messages regarding Case Green and were testing the Germans
to confirm their suspicions.
On 20 May 1938, Czechoslovakia orders a
partial mobilisation of its armed forces along the German border.
21 May 1938, British Ambassador Nevile Henderson met with German Foreign Minister
twice in Berlin, Germany on this date in regards to the tension
over Czechoslovakia. British Foreign Minister Lord Halifax likewise met with German
Ambassador Herbert von Dirksen in Berlin, Germany. Gneisenau
Commissioned 21 May 1938 Erich
Takes command of the Battleship
on 21 May 1938 to 25
On 23 May 1938, German Ambassador Herbert von
Dirksen in London, England, United Kingdom noted that Germany had no intention
of military aggression over Czechoslovakia.
On 23 May 1938, Temporarily
hindered by the Czechoslovak mobilisation and international diplomatic unity in
the face of German demands over the Sudetenland, Adolf
orders the Foreign Office to tell the Czechoslovaks that he has no
demands on their territory. The world at large mistakenly believes the crisis
On 25 May 1938, Spanish Civil War, Alicante, Spain is bombed
by fascist rebels, resulting in 313 deaths.
On 25 May 1938, The Soviet
ambassador to the United States, A.A. Troyanovsky, declares Moscow ready to defend
Launched 25 May 1938 Adolf
on 28 May 1938, ordered the Wehrmacht to prepare for an invasion of
Czechoslovakia and ordered the mobilisation of 96 Wehrmacht divisions and the
preparation was to complete by 2 October
The Wehrmacht General Staff on 30 May 1938, updated the Case
Green military scenario, which was now being used as an invasion plan for Czechoslovakia.
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