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Conclusion

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Abstract

Nevile Henderson’s career is a paradox. He was a career diplomat who was so highly regarded by his Foreign Office superiors in 1937 that he was appointed to the all-important Berlin Embassy. By the time he returned from Berlin in September 1939, he was isolated and unpopular in the Foreign Office. He has subsequently attracted such negative comments from historians that any favourable reference to him has become regarded as a form of heresy.

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Moderate Opinion Nazi Regime Political Appointee Foreign Policy Objective Executive Weakness 
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Notes

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© Peter Neville 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

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