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Public and Political: General: Germany: Political Intelligence and Rearmament., 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/307

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Correspondents on Germany include: Desmond Morton [Director of the Industrial Intelligence Centre] on subjects including the "Black Front" against Hitler, Czechoslovakia's internal policy on Nazism and intelligence received by WSC (6); Bernhard Reichenbach; Harcourt Johnstone; Prince Hubertus Loewenstein; Pierre Cot, French Minister for Air; [?] Sir Frederick Butler [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Heinrich Bruning [former Chancellor of Germany] on articles by WSC on Germany, German rearmament plans since the war, and the rise of Hitler (2); "R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth]; Michael Creswell, former [3rd Secretary], British Embassy in Berlin.Other subjects include: tensions between Germany and Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; anti-Nazi Germans in Britain; WSC's meeting with Ernst Bohle, Head of the Organization of Germans Resident Abroad.Also includes: notes on Otto Strasser, founder of the Black Front; copy of a memorandum from Pierre Cot on the development of German air strength in 1936, with notes by Desmond Morton; War Office notes on Ernst Bohle and his organization; translation of Bohle's speech to the German colony in London, on the work of his organization; pamphlet on "The Church struggle in Germany"; issue of Kulturkampf, bulletin of German religious policy; transcript of an interview between G Ward Price [Special Foreign Correspondent for the Daily Mail] and Hjalmar Schacht [German Minister of Economics] on the return of the former German colonies, and Germany's financial position; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman and Kathleen Hill [Secretaries to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Sir Robert Vansittart [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] and Clifford Norton [Private Secretary to Vansittart].


  • Creation: 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937

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