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Literary: Daily Telegraph articles by WSC: 2., Apr 1939 - Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/646

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Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the Telegraph (and the Belfast Telegraph) for: "Would Peace or War Better Serve Mussolini's Interests?" on Italy's violation of the Anglo-Italian Agreement particularly over the invasion of Albania, Italy's potential weakness in a Mediterranean war and WSC's hopes of the Italian people's reluctance to become involved in such a war; "President Roosevelt and Franco's choice" on Roosevelt's stance towards Europe and arguing for Spanish neutrality; "Russia's Role in Consolidating the Peace Bloc" on changes in British public opinion since the Munich [Germany] Agreement, the need to defend Poland, and for the Soviet Union to be involved; "Turkey's Significance as a Partner in the Peace Bloc" on the Anglo-Turkish alliance, praise for Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, the strategic importance of Turkey, and the role of Romania and Bulgaria; "Towards a Pact with Russia" on a Triple Alliance between Britain, France and the Soviet Union, the need to defend the independence of the Baltic States, and to fight Germany on two fronts; "Germany's Use of Tactics of Encirclement" on the unintended positive effects of Joseph Goebbels' [German Minister for Propaganda] propaganda in western democracies and the dangers of suppressing information.


  • Creation: Apr 1939 - Jun 1939

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