1939 pp 90-101 | Cite as


  • Roy Douglas


Whatever else emerges from these chapters, they certainly throw some useful light on one of the most vexing problems of twentieth-century history. Granted that Britain, France, Poland and Russia were together a great deal stronger than Germany; granted that all of them perceived fearful dangers to themselves from German expansion; why was it that these four countries failed to link together in an alliance which would probably have stopped Germany without war? The contributors have highlighted the fundamental differences which underlay their apparent community of interest.


French Government Indirect Aggression Vexing Problem French Soldier Extermination Camp 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Anna M. Cienciala, Poland and the Western Powers 1938–1939 (London and Toronto, 1968).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. Adamthwaite, France and the Coming of the Second World War 1936–1939 (London, 1977).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    I. D. Colvin, The Chamberlain Cabinet … (London, 1971).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    S. K. Newman, March 1939: The British Guarantee to Poland (Oxford, 1976).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© University of Surrey 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Douglas

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations