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September 3rd: 70 years ago today the United Kingdom declared war on fascist Germany, so marking the start of World War Two. In an article written at the time, Ted Grant summarised what was now in store for the masses of Europe and beyond: 'Millions, tens of millions, will be killed in the insane slaughter, whole cities and countries will be devastated,... Famine and disease will sweep over all Europe. The flower of European manhood will be exterminating one another. And for what?' To mark this anniversary we are reproducing Ted's article from 1939 in full.