's return to Paris and Signor Mussolini's arrival in Rome were occasions of enthusiastic scenes.
Moulin knew that in order to create a real alternative, not simply associated with another military leader, they had to involve political figures like Leon Blum and Edouard Daladier
, who, whatever their faults, were then paying with deportation and imprisonment for standing up to the false accusations thrown at them by the Vichy regime.
In late 1938 the French premier, Edouard Daladier
, along with Bonnet and others, were disposed to encourage Nazi Germany to turn eastward for territorial expansion, if only Hitler would leave western Europe alone.
(French Prime Minister) said last night: "The struggle for peace is not yet over, negotiations are continuing.
For Jackson, Edouard Daladier
, the French premier, the "bull of the Vaucluse," was determined that France would resist a further German advance.
Rockefeller became the world's first billionaire during the share boom in the US; 1918: The Allies broke through the Hinde nburg Line; 1930: The Whitehall Theatre, London, opened; 1938: The Munich agreement, securing "Peace in our time" was signed in Munich by Chamberlain, Hitler, Mussolini and Daladier
; 1967: Death of American author Carson McCullers.
Contemporaries attributed to the British and French leaders Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier
a preference for an early end to the war and for not overly weakening Germany.
On 27 September 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain referred to "a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing." This was the prelude for him and the French Premier Edouard Daladier
to sit down with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini to sign the Munich Agreement.
Georges Clemenceau, Raymond Poincare, and Edouard Herriot figure largely in this book; Pierre Laval, Maxime Weygand, Maurice Gamelin, and Edouard Daladier
, somewhat less.
Gamelin and Edouard Daladier
, the French premier and war minister, took no pride either in the Munich settlement, but Czechoslovakia was deemed "expendable." In a bit of understatement, Alexander says "France's position as a first-rank European power" was "dented" (pp.
Secretary general Leger would later remark that Laval's offer had proved "highly embarrassing"; Soviet officials "repeatedly" asked for staff talks, according to then war minister Edouard Daladier
.(55) French premier Leon Blum candidly told Litvinov in October 1936 that the war ministry was "sabotaging" the talks, as well as Soviet orders for French war materiel (Blum made the latter admission to Soviet ambassador in Paris, V.P.
Gamelin etablit don, malgre des conditions parfois frustrantes, une collaboration etroite et fructueuse selon l'auteur avec Daladier
, ministre de la Defense puis Premier ministre de 1938 a 1940.