The Bell of Treason

The Bell of Treason
The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia

by P.E. Caquet

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2018-08-23
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1782832874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On returning from Germany on 30 September 1938 after his agreement with Hitler on the carve-up of Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain addressed the British crowds: 'My good friends... I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.' Winston Churchill commented: 'You have chosen dishonour and you will have war.' P.E. Caquet's history of the events leading to the Munich Agreement and its aftermath is told for the first time from the point of view of the peoples of Czechoslovakia. Basing his account on countless previously unexamined sources, including Czechoslovakian press, memoirs, private journals, military plans, parliamentary records, film and radio, Caquet presents one of the most shameful episodes in modern European history in a tragic new shape. Among its his most explosive revelations is the strength of the French and Czechoslovak forces before Munich. Germany's dominance turns out to have been an illusion. The case for appeasement never existed. The Czechoslovakian authorities were Cassandras in their own country, the only ones who could see Hitler's threat for what it was. In Caquet's devastating account, their doomed struggle against extinction and the complacency of their notional allies finally gets the memorial it deserves

Czechslovkia Before Munich

Czechslovkia Before Munich
The German Minority Problem and British Appeasement Policy

by J. W. Bruegel

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1973-06-21
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780521086875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the Shadow of Munich. British Policy towards Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1942

In the Shadow of Munich. British Policy towards Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1942

by Smetana, Vít

  • Publisher : Karolinum Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 8024613735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book In the Shadow of Munich. British Policy towards Czechoslovakia from the Endorsement to the Renunciation of the Munich Agreement (1938 to 1942) analyses the varying attitudes and gradual change of British policy towards Czechoslovakia in the period from the Munich Conference in September 1938 to August 1942 when the British government proclaimed the Munich Agreement as dead and thus having no influence whatsoever on the future territorial settlement. The key focus of this work lies in the influence of 'Munich' upon the British political scene and upon the resulting British policy towards Czechoslovakia in the Central European context and also in the repercussions of Munich in negotiations with the Czechoslovak exile representatives. The book is a result of many years of the author?s research conducted primarily in the British and the Czech archives as well as his reflection of numerous documentary editions, diaries, memoirs and secondary sources. It aims to dispel frequent myths and stereotypes that have so far influenced the Czech and partly also Anglo-Saxon historiography in their interpretations of British attitudes towards Czechoslovakia immediately before and during the Second World War.

Czechoslovakia Before and After Munich

Czechoslovakia Before and After Munich
With Illustrations, Czechoslovak Coat-of-arms, and a Map of Czechoslovakia

by Louis Novak

  • Publisher : Northern Miner Press for a Group of Czechoslovak Refugees in Canada
  • Release : 1944
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Munich, Before and After

Munich, Before and After
A Fully Documented Czechoslovak Account of the Crises of September 1938 and March 1939 ...

by Hubert Ripka

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1939
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Czechoslovakia before Munich

Czechoslovakia before Munich
The German minority problem and British appeasement policy

by Johann Wolfgang Brügel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Second Republic

The Second Republic
The Disintegration of Post-Munich Czechoslovakia, October 1938-March 1939

by Theodor Procházka,Theodore Procházka

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jawaharlal Nehru and the Munich Betrayal of Czechoslovakia

Jawaharlal Nehru and the Munich Betrayal of Czechoslovakia
A Book

by Zdeněk Trhlík

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia
Area, Population, and Administrative Districts Before and After Munich

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1943
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitler

Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitler
The Diplomacy of Edvard Bene%s in the 1930s

by Igor Lukes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1996-05-23
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0199880255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Munich crisis of 1938, in which Great Britain and France decided to appease Hitler's demands to annex the Sudentenland, has provoked a vast amount of historical writing. The era has been thoroughly examined from the perspectives of Germans, French, and British political establishments. But historians have had, until now, only a vague understanding of the roles played by the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, the country whose very existence was at the very center of the crisis. In Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler, Igor Lukes explores this turbulent and tragic era from the new perspective of the Prague government itself. At the center of this study is Edvard Benes, a Czechoslovak foreign policy strategist and a major player in the political machinations of the era. The work looks at the first two decades of Benes's diplomacy and analyzes the Prague Government's attempts to secure the existence of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in the treacherous space between the millstones of the East and West. It studies Benes's relationship with Joseph Stalin, outlines the role assigned to Czechoslovak communists by the VIIth Congress of the Communist International in 1935, and dissects Prague's secret negotiations with Berlin and Benes's role in the famous Tukhachevsky affair. The work also brings evidence regarding the so-called partial mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in May 1938, and focuses on Stalin's strategic thinking on the eve of the World War II. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was difficult for Western researchers to gain access to the rich archival collections of the East. Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler makes ample use of these secret archives, both in Prague and in Russia. As a result, it is an accurate and original rendition of the events which eventually sparked the Second World War.

An Economic Background to Munich

An Economic Background to Munich
International Business and Czechoslovakia 1918-1938

by Alice Teichova

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1974-08-29
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780521200653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The economic background to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia at Munich in 1938 has not received the attention it deserves. This book helps to redress this imbalance by analysing in depth the web of foreign interests - direct foreign investment, foreign long-term loans and the activities of international cartels in Czechoslovakia in the interwar period. After the First World War Central and Southeast Europe became one of the major regions of the world to which capital from France, Great Britain and the United States was exported. Czechoslovakia played a central part in this development: foreign capital sought to invest in Czechoslovak industrial enterprises and banks, to make loans to the state, public institutions and private economic organizations and to influence production, prices and the market through cartel agreements. Dr Teichova discusses in detail the influence of foreign capital and business organizations in mining, the metallurgical industries, engineering, electrical industries, chemical industries and banking in the greater part of the modernized sector of the economy.

BELL OF TREASON

BELL OF TREASON
The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia

by P.E. CAQUET

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781781257111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Weekend Crisis of May 1938

The Weekend Crisis of May 1938
Analyzing an Unsolved Mystery in Czechoslovakia--Nazi Germany Relations

by Guy Setton

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 0595346170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The "Weekend Crisis" during May 1938 presents a classic case-study in the strategy pre-emption. Czechoslovak intelligence was convinced that Hitler was on the verge of ordering the invasion of their country four months before the infamous Munich Conference. In response, President Eduard Benes ordered reservists to man the frontiers expecting war. The Nazi offensive never came. Did Hitler really plan to attack Prague in May 1938? Today, the lessons of the "Weekend Crisis" are all the more important. Following 9/11 the United States adopted a strategy of national defence based on pre-emption already applied in Iraq despite significant global opposition. The threat of terrorism combined with weapons of mass destruction means that Washington cannot risk waiting again to be attacked. It must strike first when a potentially catastrophic threat has been identified. Yet, what standard must our leaders apply when identifying and profiling such a threat? "The "Weekend Crisis" of May 1938: Analyzing an Unsolved Mystery in Czechoslovakia--Nazi Germany Relations" attempts to answer precisely that question by evaluating the decision-making of Benes. Was the Czechoslovak leader simply suffering from "bad nerves" when he ordered the reserve call-up?

The Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia 1938

The Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia 1938
Prelude to Munich

by P. Vysny

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-04-30
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781349651634
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lord Runciman's mediation in Central Europe provides a sharp insight into British policy on the eve of the Second World War. Without clear objectives - other than to avoid war - his mission did little more than pressure Czechoslovakia for concessions. Runciman was manipulated into that position by Sudeten German separatists and also by those in Britain who sought to secure a rapprochement with Germany. The Mission's pursuit of that objective led directly to Chamberlain's fateful flying visits to Hitler.

Munich; Peace for Our Time

Munich; Peace for Our Time
A Book

by Henri Nogueres,Henri Noguères

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia's areas along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation "Sudetenland" was coined. The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany, among the major powers of Europe without the presence of Czechoslovakia. Today, it is widely regarded as a failed act of appeasement toward Germany. The agreement was signed in the early hours of 30 September 1938 (but dated 29 September). The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of the Sudetenland in the face of territorial demands made by Adolf Hitler. The agreement was signed by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Sudetenland was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses were situated there, and many of its banks and heavy industry was located there as well. Because the state of Czechoslovakia was not invited to the conference, it felt betrayed by the United Kingdom and France, so Czechs and Slovaks call the Munich Agreement the Munich Dictate (Czech: Mnichovský diktát; Slovak: Mníchovský diktát). The phrase Munich Betrayal (Czech: Mnichovská zrada; Slovak: Mníchovská zrada) is also used because the military alliance Czechoslovakia had with France and the United Kingdom was not honoured. Today the document is typically referred to simply as the Munich Pact (Mnichovská dohoda)."--Wikipedia.

The Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia 1938

The Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia 1938
Prelude to Munich

by P. Vysny

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-04-30
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9780333731369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lord Runciman's mediation in Central Europe provides a sharp insight into British policy on the eve of the Second World War. Without clear objectives - other than to avoid war - his mission did little more than pressure Czechoslovakia for concessions. Runciman was manipulated into that position by Sudeten German separatists and also by those in Britain who sought to secure a rapprochement with Germany. The Mission's pursuit of that objective led directly to Chamberlain's fateful flying visits to Hitler.

Munich Agreement, 29th/IX. 1938 and Land Moravia-Silesia [Czechoslovakia]

Munich Agreement, 29th/IX. 1938 and Land Moravia-Silesia [Czechoslovakia]
A Book

by Umělecká beseda v Praze

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1938
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in World Politics

Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in World Politics
A Book

by Ladislav Cabada,Šárka Waisová

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 0739167332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book describes and analyzes the Czechoslovak and Czech positions in the international system during the course of the 20th century. The authors focus on the key periods and turning points in the role of the small Central European state in the international system as well as on the significant actors formulating Czechoslovak foreign policy from the inside and influencing it from the outside. The second part of the book is analytical and focuses on the key issues regarding the change of the position of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic after 1993 in world politics. It also tracks the formulation of Czech foreign policy priorities and strategies in today's globalized world after the end of bipolar confrontation.

Munich 1938

Munich 1938
Czechoslovakia at Stake

by Jan Filípek

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9788086545028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Munich 1938

Munich 1938
A Book

by Keith Robbins

  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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