Why did war break out? International relations 1929–39
The Failure of the League of Nations: Manchuria (1931–32) and Abyssinia
Hitler’s challenges to the peace settlement, 1933–March 38.
The failure of appeasement: 1937–39.
Hitler’s aims and policies
with regard to the Versailles settlement. Lebensraum, Grossdeutschland,
re-armament, the Saar, re-occupation
of the Rhineland, links with Italy and Japan and the Anschluss.
Britain’s policy of appeasement: Chamberlain and appeasement.
The Munich Agreement and the takeover of Czechoslovakia.