Mediation by Obfuscation: the Resolution of the Marseille Crisis, October 1934 to May 1935

  title={Mediation by Obfuscation: the Resolution of the Marseille Crisis, October 1934 to May 1935},
  author={Bennett Kovrig},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={191 - 221}
  • Bennett Kovrig
  • Published 1 March 1976
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
The year 1934 was notable not only for the intense diplomatic activity throughout Europe that followed Hitler's coming to power but also for a spate of political assassinations. Among the victims were Austrian chancellor Dollfuss and the Rumanian politician Ion Duca, not to speak of Kirov and those purged in Russia in December. Perhaps the most notable of these acts of terror occurred in Marseille on 9 October when King Alexander of Yugoslavia and the French foreign minister, Louis Barthou… 

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Evidence purporting to demonstrate German sponsorship has been given little credence by historians: see

  • 1954

Hory memorandum

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