From the May Crisis to the Nuremberg Rally, May–September 1938

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series


The May Crisis of 1938 was clearly a very unsettling experience for Henderson. His despatches in the three months that followed it were full of references to the need to avoid such alarms and excursions; again (a lengthy telegram to Halifax on 12 August, for example, stated that ‘We cannot keep having May 21sts’).1


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© Peter Neville 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

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