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Public and Political: General: Foreign policy: Germany: Memoranda., 01 Jan 1939 - 27 May 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/373

Scope and Contents

Memoranda and correspondence on foreign policy, mainly towards Germany, including: Duncan Sandys, Honorary Secretary, Policy Study Group, on the formation and meetings of the Group (3); memorandum by Mark Patrick [former Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on foreign affairs, including the Munich Crisis, Government inertia on rearmament following Munich, shifts in the balance of Europe, the weakening of the League of Nations, the dangers of a 4-Power system, advantages for Italy in continuing to support Germany, the importance of achieving air parity with Germany and preserving an alliance with France, traditional British foreign policy, seeking links with the United States and Soviet Union, and the possible threat from Spain; "Bob" [Robert Boothby] on his long- standing support for WSC and preservation of [?] Czech financial reserves from Germany; collected memoranda by Boothby on foreign affairs, 1933 - 1939, consisting of his speeches, letters, articles and debates, on subjects including Germany, the legacy of the Versailles Treaty, preserving peace, rearmament, the invasion of Abyssinia [later Ethiopia], the League of Nations, air strength, German economic expansion in Eastern and Central Europe, the Munich Crisis, national service, a Ministry of Supply and preserving an alliance with the Soviet Union and France.


  • 01 Jan 1939 - 27 May 1939

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