Appeasement In Crisis: From Munich to Prague, October 1938 - March 1939

Hardcover | October 15, 2007

byDavid Gillard

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After Munich, the British Government expressed readiness to defend what remained of Czechoslovakia. Six months later, Hitler ignored the warning and initiated its conquest and partition; he faced only verbal condemnation. Yet, a fortnight later, Chamberlain's Cabinet tride and failed to protect Poland by a similar "guarantee". Their deliberations show how and why they had so miscalculated.

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After Munich, the British Government expressed readiness to defend what remained of Czechoslovakia. Six months later, Hitler ignored the warning and initiated its conquest and partition; he faced only verbal condemnation. Yet, a fortnight later, Chamberlain's Cabinet tride and failed to protect Poland by a similar "guarantee". Their de...

David Gillard taught in the University of Glasgow from 1955 until his retirement in 1990. He has written substantially on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century International History, including Struggle for Asia, 1828-1914: A Study in British and Russian Imperialism (1977).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230500404

ISBN - 13:9780230500402

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Table of Contents

Diplomacy by Guarantee * The Outlook from Whitehall * The Challenge of Barbarism * The Prospect of War * Resolving to Resist * Continental Commitment * The Challenge of Annexation * The Quest for Coalition * The Guaranteeing of Poland * Diplomacy of Drama * Bibliography