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Sean Lester, Poland and the Nazi takeover of Danzig

Author: Paul McNamara, M.Litt.
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based largely on documents from Polish archives never before seen in the English-speaking world, Sean Lester, Poland and the Nazi Takeover of Danzig attempts to explain more fully how and why the League of Nations, Poland and Great Britain allowed a golden opportunity to stop Hitler in his tracks slip by."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNamara, Paul, M. Litt.
Sean Lester, Poland and the Nazi takeover of Danzig.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2009
(OCoLC)646859495
Named Person: Sean Lester; Sean Lester; Sean Lester; Sean Lester
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McNamara, M.Litt.
ISBN: 0716529688 9780716529682 0716529696 9780716529699
OCLC Number: 233549932
Description: xv, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Danzig : from Hanseatic Port to Free City, 997-1920 --
'The British period' and the fallout from Locarno, 1920-1929 --
The rise of the NSDAP in Danzig and the growth of Gdynia, 1930-1934 --
British and Polish appeasement : an overview, 1925-1938 --
Lester's appointment as high commissioner --
Lester's arrival in Danzig and the realignment of Polish foreign policy --
Election fever in the Free City --
The political fallout from the 1935 elections --
Financial crisis in Danzig, political crisis in Geneva --
Bombshell --
The calm before the storm --
The Leipzig incident --
Poland as League mediator --
Diplomatic efforts intensify --
The political fallout from Lester's 'resignation' --
The final humiliation of the League in Danzig --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul McNamara.
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"Based largely on documents from Polish archives never before seen in the English-speaking world, Sean Lester, Poland and the Nazi Takeover of Danzig attempts to explain more fully how and why the League of Nations, Poland and Great Britain allowed a golden opportunity to stop Hitler in his tracks slip by."--Jacket.

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