The Resource The bell of treason : the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia, P.E. Caquet

The bell of treason : the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia, P.E. Caquet

Label
The bell of treason : the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia
Title
The bell of treason
Title remainder
the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia
Statement of responsibility
P.E. Caquet
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a wealth of previously unexamined material, this staggering account sheds new light on the responsibility of England and France for the dire consequences of this landmark agreement. On returning from Germany on 30 September 1938 after his agreement with Hitler on the carve-up of Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain addressed the British crowds: "My good friends ... I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep." Winston Churchill commented: "You have chosen dishonor and you will have war." P.E. Caquet's history of the events leading to the Munich Agreement and its aftermath is told for the first time from the point of view of the peoples of Czechoslovakia. Basing his account on countless previously unexamined sources, including Czechoslovakian press, memoirs, private journals, military plans, parliamentary records, film and radio, Caquet presents one of the most shameful episodes in modern European history in a tragic new shape. The result is a nail-biting story of diplomatic intrigue, perhaps the nearest thing to a morality play that history ever furnishes. The Czechoslovakian authorities were Cassandras in their own country, the only ones who could see Hitler's threat for what it was, and appeasement as the disaster it proved to be. In Caquet's devastating account, their doomed struggle against extinction and the complacency of their notional allies finally gets the memorial it deserves
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caquet, P. E
Dewey number
940.53/112
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D727
LC item number
.C29 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Germans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Europe
  • Sudetenland (Czech Republic)
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • Germany
Label
The bell of treason : the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia, P.E. Caquet
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781590510506
Lccn
2019002444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080588891
  • (OCoLC)1080588891
Label
The bell of treason : the 1938 Munich agreement in Czechoslovakia, P.E. Caquet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781590510506
Lccn
2019002444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080588891
  • (OCoLC)1080588891

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