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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Breathless media admiration of Hitler’s Anschluss obscured German military deficiencies that might have mattered if the democracies had stood firm.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Alexander Lassner, Anschluss, Case Otto, Erich Raeder, Geoffrey Dawson, Hapsburg Empire, Hearst press, Hermann Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Kurt von Schuschnigg, League of Nations, Little Entente, Neville Chamberlain, Richard M. Langworth, Unity Mitford, Versailles Treaty, Werner von Blomberg, Werner von Fritsch, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Of all those appointed to his cabinet in May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had known Leo Amery the longest—back to when they were schoolboys. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they were never very close. Rather, as Robert Rhodes James wrote, “there was always a deﬁnite restraint, a lack of warmth, a noticeable caution and reserve” between them. Nevertheless, Amery played a notable part in ensuring Churchill’s premiership.
Tags: Anschluss, Appeasement, Balfour Declaration, Bradley Tolppanen, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Harold Macmillan, Hitler, Indian Army, Julian Amery, Leopold Amery, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Winston S. Churchill,