Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Political Courage

February 20, 1938

Anthony Eden resigned as Britain's foreign secretary to protest the "appeasement" policy of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain toward Nazi Germany.

2 comments:

Shawmut said...

Eden was as principled as Churchill when it came to the pre-war period. While Chamberlain was "taking his weekends in the country" and "Hitler was taking his country on the weekends", British public opinion was being directed by British 'published opinion'.
Sound familiiar?
To bad that Eden will be blamed for the Suez crisis moreso than his sounding alarms regarding NAZI invasions.

BostonMaggie said...

I must not know enough about the Suez because this is all I really know about Eden.