• Christopher Thorne
Part of the The Making of the Twentieth Century book series


At the height of the Austrian crisis, Goering and Neurath had hastened to assure the Czech Minister in Berlin that the event was no more than ‘a family affair’ and that the Fuehrer desired good relations with Prague on the basis of their arbitration treaty of 1925.3 No fair words, however, could smooth away the alarm which the Anschluss caused Czechoslovakia and her friends. All saw that her defences, so carefully prepared against Germany, had been outflanked, and that her susceptibility to economic pressure had been increased. ‘Don’t shoot Czechoslovakia’, urged a prominent Englishman to a German acquaintance; ‘strangle her.’4


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© Christopher Thorne 1967

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