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The Paris Embassy of Sir Eric Phipps

Anglo-French Relations and the Foreign Office, 1937–1939

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Sir Eric Phipps was British Ambassador in Berlin (1933–37) and at Paris (1937–39) – two key ambassadorships which spanned the crucial period between Hitler's advent to power and the outbreak of the Second World War. This book explains the striking contrast between his reputation as a staunch anti-Nazi and an ‘anti-appeaser’ in Berlin, and as a ‘defeatist-appeaser’ in Paris.

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-9022100-04-9
Hardback Price: £49.50 / $75.00
Release Date: October 1998
Page Extent / Format: 272 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No


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A full and valuable study.

A much-needed diplomatic history of a crucial figure in 1930s diplomacy.
English Historical Review

In a subtle and nuanced study… underpinned by first-rate research, Herman has carried out a meticulous examination… to understand the complexity of Britain’s overall foreign policy in the 1930s.
International Historical Review

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