By R. J. Q. Adams
The writer examines the coverage of appeasement as practiced by way of British executive within the inter-war years - a programme greatly praised in its day and regularly condemned as wrong-headed or even depraved ever considering the fact that. during this paintings, he finds the motivations and pursuits of the lads who practiced appeasement in addition to of these who hostile it, and makes transparent the line to Munich - and to conflict.
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In October 1935, soon after the Italian invasion, yet another League committee was appointed to oversee and apply such sanctions. From the outset, the crucial commodity in question was petroleum. Mussolini had none of his 1935: Rearmament and Abyssinia 33 own and could not carryon his Abyssinian war without being supplied by others. By mid-November, as the initial round of trade sanctions came into effect, the issue of an oil boycott against Italy was already under discussion (proposed first by the Canadian delegate) in the sanctions committee.
The French were, of course, most immediately concerned about a possible alteration of the status of the Rhineland. For, like Sir Eric Phipps, they anticipated trouble, and their military intelligence services had been predicting since the autumn of 1935 that Hitler would reoccupy the zone. In January the new Cabinet of Albert Sarrault, with Pierre-Etienne Flandin at the Foreign Office, took up consideration of the Rhineland issue. After seeking the advice of the military professionals - W)lO, in this period, habitually exaggerated the power of the Wehrmacht - they chose immediately to seek the counsel and cooperation of the British.
Eden's position was that, while sanctions had failed to prevent the conquest of Abyssinia, abandoning them somehow implied approval of the Duce's 'might makes right' policy. He held out against his Cabinet colleagues' desire, shared by the Dominions, to drop the sanctions hoping, as A. R. ' 17 With the Prime Minister more concerned with Anglo-Gennan relations (and, no doubt, longing for the Stresa Front) at this point and unwilling to give a firm lead on the sanctions issue, British policy appeared to be adrift.