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France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy Making 1933-1939

Peter Jackson


This book examines the French response to the challenge posed by National Socialist Germany in the years 1933–1939. It focuses on the relationship between the intelligence on German intentions and capabilities and the evolution of French national policy from the rise of Hitler in 1933 to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. Based on extensive archival research, it considers the nature of the intelligence process and the place of intelligence within the French policy-making establishment during the inter-war period. The central argument in the book is that the German threat was far fro ... More

Keywords: France, Germany, National Socialists, intelligence, Hitler, Second World War, French national policy, Nazi Germany, Munich Conference, economic depression

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Jackson, author
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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