Written in English
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A brilliant study by France’s foremost historian of the period that details the reasons behind France’s lack of response to Hitler’s Germany during the s and the slide toward war. The Rhineland Tragedy JanuaryJune The Popular Front This book investigates the course of Anglo-French policy in Europe from to, a critical period during which France was governed by a series of Popular Front coalition Ministries. It asserts that French policy-makers made a substantial impact upon the course of British foreign policy whilst breathing new life into the waning Entente Cordiale. The refusal of the Spanish Right to accept the narrow victory of the left-wing Popular Front in the elections of February had left Spain teetering on the brink of civil war. There are various reasons for the formation of the Popular Front and its subsequent electoral victory, including the economic crisis caused by the Great Depression, which affected France starting in , financial scandals and the instability of the Chamber of Deputies elected in that had weakened the ruling parties, the rise of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany, the growth of violent far.
The Paris Committee for the Formation of a German Popular Front led by Heinrich Mann calls for mobilization of troops in response to German remilitarization of the Rhineland. April 26 The Popular Front parties garner 5,, votes against the Right's 4,, in the first round of balloting for a new Chamber of Deputies. I should point out that Nouvelles was not the only “respectable” publication to refer to Blum, France’s Popular Front leader after , as “the Jew Blum.” Time magazine, in reports written by foreign editor Laird Goldsborough (no relation), a notorious defender of Hitler and Mussolini, used the same characterization consistently. “If France had then marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs.” – Hitler. Hitler learned from this episode that he could all but gamble on France not doing anything. The Rhineland affected the French in that a demilitarised Rhineland was created at Versailles to act as a barrier for the French if the Germans ever got war-like again. The Rhineland is a region in western Germany that borders Belgium, France, and a section of the Netherlands. The Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact clearly stipulated that it was to be made into a demilitarized zone. Although Germany kept political control of the area, the nation was not permitted to have any type of military forces in the Rhineland.
France Germany Norway Turkey United Kingdom Book Reviews. The Rhineland Crisis: 7 March By J. T. Emmerson. pp, Iowa State University Press, Purchase. Anglo-French Relations in the Aftermath of the Rhineland Crisis, March-May The Election of the Front Populaire and Entente Planning for Talks with Germany, May-December The Anglo-French Response to the Spanish Civil War and Talks with Italy, July January Thanks to the formation of the Popular Front (Frente Popular), and its victory in the elections of February , the bourgeoisie injected the working class with the poison of the “democratic revolution” and succeeded in binding the workers to the defence of the “democratic” bourgeois state. In fact when a new wave of strikes broke out. The Rhineland Crisis book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Rhineland Crisis: 7 March A Study in Multilateral Diplomacy by. A well-documented history of why France and Britain allowed Hitler to get away with occupying the Rhineland, thus encouraging him to take further aggressive steps leading to war 4/5(1).