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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionTiming the favourite
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 May 1939
Size33.5 x 53cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptMon Dieu! Two months so far!
1cwt of lead
Mr. C.'s Anglo-Russ
Person DepictedMaisky; Ivan Mikhailovich
Chamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)
Halifax; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (1881-1959); Earl of
Bonnet; Georges (1889-1973)
Daladier; Edouard
NotesForeign Policy. House of Commons Debate. - Russia and the Anti-Agression Front. A debate on foreign affairs took place in the House of Commons on May 19 ... Mr. Chamberlain: ... "we would refuse to discuss any methods by which we could satisfy reasonable aspirations on the part of other nations, even if it meant some adjustment of the existing state of things. There are may concessions which might without too great difficulty be made if one could be quite certain that those concessions would be used only for the purposes for which they were given... If we could have the conviction that there was no intention of aggression, or of the further use of force in the relations between Germany and other countries then, I think, you would find that we should not be backward in stating what in our view were the lines on which we could discuss terms for permanent peace." Turning to the discussions with Russia, Mr Chamberlain said that he was not concerned with Russian internal political doctrine; we were concerned with the best method of building up what Mr Eden had called a peace front. The British Government, therefore, was not actuated by mistrust of Russian ideology, nor did they despise Russian assistance. But "the direct participation of Russia, might not be altogether in accordance with the wishes of some of those for whose benefit these arrangements were being made ... Accordingly we suggested to the Soviet Government that they should make declaration with regard to Poland and Rumania similar to the one made by ourselves and France ... but the Soviet Government apparently thought the offer was not reciprocal... Since the proposal was not acceptable we have tried again." He regretted the decision of the Soviet Government not to send M. Potemkin to Geneva to meet Viscount Halifax; he hoped, however, that with the help of the French Government the difficulties which had arisen would be overcome. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3584]
collective security
International relations
scientific instruments
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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