Interwar (KS5)

While the Treasury grapples with the financial crisis of the 1930s, the Cabinet and the Foreign Office press for peace as the situation in Europe worsens.

Our collections document the rise of the dictators, the international diplomacy that failed and Britain's preparations for war.

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History by numbers

  • 3
    Planes in Ethiopian airforce at time of Italian invasion in 1935
  • 58
    Members of the League of Nations (1934/5)
  • 43.9%
    Votes cast for the Nazi Party in March 1933 German elections