The pretext for British involvement in World War II was the German invasion of Poland. Much was heard about the poor Poles and the evil Germans. However, the Soviet Union also invaded and occupied Poland. And when they occupied Poland, they killed thousands of the most talented men and women of the Polish nation: military officers, cultural leaders, business leaders, scientists, and writers. Did this cause the allies to consider that perhaps their plan to “save Poland” was not working. Of course not! The massacre was simply blamed on the Germans and the destructive war continued.