Friday, June 03, 2016

Friday history snippet

An email from Literary Review contains this bit of information which I had not heard before:
Over the course of the 20th century, British prime ministers reacted to the intelligence services in various ways. Neville Chamberlain turned a blind eye to reports that appeasement only made Hitler more aggressive, even after the foreign secretary had drawn his attention to the fact that the F├╝hrer had called him an Arschloch (‘arsehole’) by underlining the word;

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