Viorel Virgil Tilea and the Origins of the Second World War: An Essay in Closure

  title={Viorel Virgil Tilea and the Origins of the Second World War: An Essay in Closure},
  author={Sidney Aster},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={153 - 174}
  • S. Aster
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • History
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
The 'Tilea Affair' of March 1939 is among the most contentious of the short-term events leading to the Second World War. V.V. Tilea, the Romanian minister in London, brought information to the British Foreign Office, about an alleged German threat to his country. The guarantee to Poland soon followed and, in turn, the outbreak of the war. This article examines the evidence offered by contemporary British witnesses, the ensuing historical controversy - bringing to bear a variety of new… 
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