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This 14th volume in the series Polish Diplomatic Documents presents 411 documents on Polish foreign policy in 1936.
The focus of Polish diplomacy was then on protecting the country’s interests vis-a-vis a growing strength of Nazi Germany, while also taking into account the threats posed by the U.S.S.R. Attempts were made to tighten allied ties with France (e.g., the visit to France by General Edward Rydz Śmigły) and improve relations with Great Britain.
Much attention was devoted to the remilitarization of the Rhineland, the outbreak of a civil war in Spain and the signing by Germany and Japan of the Anti-Comintern Pact.
The primary sources used in the volume come from the Central Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw, the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the Józef Piłsudski Institute of America, and also the Hoover Institution (available on microfilms from the Central Archives of Modern Records) .
The documents are presented in chronological order, and the reader of the volume benefits from an extended subject index and brief descriptions of each document. The name index carries information about public positions filled in 1936.