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 fermeté 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.