The Paris Embassy of Sir Eric Phipps: Anglo-French Relations and the Foreign Office, 1937-1939
A full and valuable study. TLS A much-needed diplomatic history of a crucial figure in 1930s diplomacy. English Historical Review In a subtle and nuanced study underpinned by first-rate research, Herman has carried out a meticulous examination to understand the complexity of Britains overall foreign policy in the 1930s. International Historical Review. Sir Eric Phipps was British Ambassador in Berlin (193337) and at Paris (193739) two key ambassadorships which spanned the crucial period between Hitler's advent to power and the outbreak of the Second World War. This book explains the striking contrast between his reputation as a staunch anti-Nazi and an anti-appeaser in Berlin, and as a defeatist-appeaser in Paris.
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