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ww2dbaseSir Nevile Henderson was Britain's ambassador to Germany between 1937 and 1939, which appoint was won by "duplicity" as commented by William Manchester; "any other foreign secretary, or prime minister, would have dismissed him long before he could inflict a mortal wound on European peace", said Manchester. Henderson's policies reflect his views that Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany must be appeased in order to avoid war in Europe, and many documents he had written back to London clearly showed his sympathy for the Nazi Party, particularly over the issue of Czechoslovakia, in which he went as far as calling the Czechs a "pigheaded race". British Minister of Parliament Duff Cooper described Henderson as "violently anti-Czech and pro-German" over that issue. William Manchester described him as a "diehard appeaser" and suggested that he was perhaps Nazi Germany's favorite foreign ambassador.
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