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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 MICHAEL McMENAMIN
Bouverie’s dismissal of the 1938 plot as “probably correctly” a fantasy is quite inexplicable. He lists Meehan’s book in his bibliography along with the memoirs of Erich Kordt, who wrote that swallowing Hitler’s terms at Munich “prevented the coup d’état in Berlin.” Even Henderson, the pro-Chamberlain British ambassador to Germany, thought the Hitler plot genuine. On 6 October, a week after Munich, Henderson wrote Halifax: “By keeping the peace, we have saved Hitler and his regime.”
Tags: . Hans Oster, Edward Halifax, Erich Kordt, Ernst von Weizacker, Erwin von Witzleben, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin, Franz Halder, Hans Gisevius, Hjalmar Schacht, Ludwig Beck, Michael McMenamin, Nevile Henderson, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Vansittart, Steven Roberts, Theo Kordt, Tim Bouverie, Walter von Brauchitsch, Walter von Brockdorf, Wilhelm Canaris, Winston S. Churchill,