the seeds of the second world war were being sewn.
History recounts something called the "Gleiwitz incident"...
Germany, wanting to drum up support for aggression,had the Gestapo make a fake broadcast urging Poles in Silesia to rise up against the Germans.
Then they took that broadcast, along with Franciszek Honiok (a German who sympathized with Poles), to the Gleiwtz radio station.
They overthrew the station, put a couple of bullets in Franciszek's head and played their anti-german message on the air waves. Thus creating the appearance of Polish Insurgency.
This happened on the heels of Germany, in what was in theory "Peace Time", steaming a battleship (the Schleswig-Holstein) into the port of Gdansk where it opened fire on non-military targets.
Imagine... battleship cannons pounding civilian buildings... out of the blue.
Thus the German invasion of Poland heralded the debut of the horrors that we now refer to as the second world war.
Every year... on November 11 (in Canada... other dates apply to other countries) our war veterans and government sets aside some time to honor the memories of battle and make the annual grand pronouncement "Lest we forget..."
I'm sorry, but from a global stand point... I'd have to say we have forgotten and there is little chance we're suddenly going to remember.
There are seeds being sewn ... every where.
WWIII is likely begun.