A Dance on Eggs: Intelligence and the 'Anti-Comintern'

  title={A Dance on Eggs: Intelligence and the 'Anti-Comintern'},
  author={John W. M. Chapman},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={333 - 375}
  • J. W. Chapman
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Few people are likely to mark, let alone celebrate, the fiftieth anniversary of that most bizarre of international treaties, the socalled Anti-Comintern Pact of 25 November 1936. At the time, most commentators thought it a little odd that it should be signed on behalf of Germany by the ambassador in London, Joachim von Ribbentrop, rather than by the Foreign Minister of the day. Others found the concept of combatting an international organization, and communism as a body of ideas, a trifle hard… 
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