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Public opinion and the end of appeasement in Britain and France / Daniel Hucker.

Author/Creator:
Hucker, Daniel.
Publication:
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1936-1945 -- Public opinion.
France -- Foreign relations -- 1914-1940 -- Public opinion.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
France -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- France.
Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Public opinion -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes.
Contents:
Introduction
The historiography of appeasement
Defining public opinion
Locating representations of opinion
Sources & methodology
The prelude to Munich
Chamberlain & Daladier
Residual representations of opinion
"War anxiety" and appeasement
The Sudeten crisis
The Munich Conference
The aftermath of Munich, October-December 1938
After the honeymoon
Domestic politics : France
Domestic politics : Britain
"Tunis, Corsica, Nice!" : towards a politique de fermeteĢ
Beware the ides of March, January-March 1939
Another Munich? : the Rome visit, January 1939
Strengthening the entente
The French Left : a quest for cohesion
"Bursting optimism breaks through the clouds"
The Prague coup
Repercussions of the Prague coup
The immediate aftermath
Peace by strength : British conscription & French redressement
The "peace front" : residual perceptions of the Soviet Union
The "peace front" : the opening exchanges
Appeasement after Prague
"Mourir pour Dantzig?"
The Italian problem
Perceptions of Daladier & Chamberlain
Danzig : another Munich?
Combating propaganda
Public opinion and the Triple Alliance negotiations
Public aspirations, governmental uncertainty
"We want Russia" : public demand intensifies
Impasse
"Public opinion in all countries attaches the greatest importance to it"
The negotiations collapse
From the Nazi-Soviet Pact to war
The Nazi-Soviet Pact
Final efforts for peace
The outbreak of war.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781409406259 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1409406253 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781409406266 (ebook)
1409406261 (ebook)
OCLC:
653483585