The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich: 1933-1939

Author(s): Thomas X. Ferenczi

ISBN: 9781781558065
Copies: 397
An examination of the Third Reich’s foreign policy from Hitler’s appointment to the Chancellorship to Germany’s invasion of Poland.
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  • Includes revealing excerpts of speeches, letters, diaries, memoranda, telegrams, laws, agreements and treaties

  • Extensively researched from British, French, German, Italian, Soviet and American archival and documentary materials

  • Appendices contain full reproduction of key historical documents

  • Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs

  • A must-have for military historians, enthusiasts, modellers, gamers and those interested in the conception of Hitler’s Third Reich

Every phase of the Third Reich’s foreign policy was determined by its authoritarian leader, Adolf Hitler. Following his rise to power, Hitler’s political acuity and utter lack of scruples enabled him to achieve numerous diplomatic successes against the well-intentioned but largely ineffectual Anglo-French democracies.

First by duplicity, then by bluff and bluster, and finally by brinkmanship, Hitler succeeded in establishing a strengthened and united Greater Germany (Grossdeutschland) in preparation for a Second World War.

The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich: 1933-1939 examines in depth the revanchist foreign policy of Hitler’s Germany; the withdrawal of Germany from the League of Nations; German rearmament; the introduction of compulsory military service and the enlargement of the German armed forces; the remilitarisation of the Rhineland; the notorious Hossbach Conference; the Austrian Anschluss; the Munich Conference; the brazen seizures of Bohemia-Moravia and the Memel District; the Danzig crisis; the cynical brokering of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; and the German invasion of western Poland.

BOOK ISBN 9781781558065
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 376 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 45 black-and-white photographs



Thomas Xavier Ferenczi has studied management, insurance, pharmacology and law. He primarily writes non-fiction in the historical and legal genres. His areas of expertise are the Second World War and Canadian criminal and employment law. Among his personal interests are film, literature and travel. He has an affinity for classic SF novels, vintage comic books and 8-bit video games. He currently resides in western Canada.

    • Foreword 7
    • Acknowledgements 10
    • Introduction 12

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