Sir Eric Phipps was British ambassador to Berlin during the crucial period between Hitler's decision to withdraw Germany from the League of Nations to his decision to become involved in the Spanish Civil War. His diary offers a unique and often witty evaluation of Hitler and other leading Nazis and their domestic and foreign policies from 1933-1937. The diary entries are supplemented by linking contextual text as well as short biographies of key figures and suggested additional reading.
GAYNOR JOHNSON is Senior Lecturer in International History at the University of Salford, UK. She is the author of The Berlin Embassy of Lord D'Abernon, 1920-1926 and a number of books and articles on international history and European diplomacy in the interwar period.