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By CONNOR DANIELS
Historians tend to downplay Horace Wilson’s contribution to British Appeasement policy in the 1930s. Adrian Phillips fills in the blanks.
Tags: Appeasement, Brendan Bracken, Connor Daniels, Horace Wilson, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Rab Butler, Randolph Churchill, Unity Mitford, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
The Forster Meeting: Churchill dealt easily with concepts and political ideas. If he had genuinely admired Fascism, he would have said so.
Tags: Albrecht Forster, Appeasement, Benito Mussolini, Czechoslovakia, Danzig, Ewald von Kleist, Fascism, Frederick Lindemann, Ludwig Noé, Margaret Thatcher, Munich Agreement, Poland, Robert Vansittart,
By WILLIAM JOHN SHEPHERD
Eden by Charlwood: “The morning had been golden; the noontime was bronze; and the evening lead. But all were solid, and each was polished until it shone after its fashion.”
Tags: Anthony Eden, Appeasement, Charles de Gaulle, Clarissa Lady Avon, Gamal Abdel Nasser, George Curzon, Suez Crisis, William John Shepherd, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANNEN
"I have forfeited a great deal. I have given up an office that I loved, work in which I was deeply interested, and a staff of which any man might be proud. I have given up associations in that work with my colleagues with whom I have maintained for many years the most harmonious relations, not only as colleagues but as friends. I have given up the privilege of serving as lieutenant to a leader whom I still regard with the deepest admiration and affection. I have ruined, perhaps, my political career. But that is a little matter; I have retained something which is to me of great value—I can still walk about the world with my head erect." - Duff Cooper, 1938
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Appeasement, Archibald Wavell, Douglas Haig, Harold Nicolson, J.L. Garvin, Lady Diana Cooper, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Max Reinhardt, Munich Pact, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Law, Robert Boothby, Singapore, Talleyrand, The Other Club, Violet Bonham Carter, Walter Elliot, 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,