Cold War: The Munich Agreement and after 1938-9 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
2a What is Oliver Stanley's attitude towards the Munich Agreement?
2b What does he seem to disagree with the Prime Minister about?

Analysis and Interpretation
2c Explain Stanley's attitude towards Hitler and the Nazis.
2d Would you agree that, according to this source, the British government's main concern was with the Nazis and not with Stalin? Explain your answer.
2e Does this source prove that the Munich Agreement had nothing to do with the USSR? Explain your answer.

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A private letter from Trade Minister Oliver Stanley to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, October 3rd 1938

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A private letter from Trade Minister Oliver Stanley to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, October 3rd 1938