The Anschluss

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series


In the early months of 1938 Henderson’s attentions were to be focused on two major issues: the possible restoration of German colonies which had been confiscated at Versailles, and the status of the Austrian Republic. As events turned out, the second issue was to overshadow the first as independent Austria, a fragile creation of the 1919 Treaty of Saint Germain, disappeared from the map of Europe as an independent state in March 1938.


Foreign Minister Gradualist Solution German Policy Austrian Minister British Policy 
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© Peter Neville 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

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