A volume containing the diplomatic documents of 1938-1939, dealing with events and negotiations preceding the opening of hostilities between Germany on the one hand and Poland, Great Britain and France on the other. The focus is on German-French relations, though some Italian material is included. Collaboration -- efforts to avert war -- discussion of pending negotiations for peace -- and finally war itself, these are the phases covered. There are 370 documents included, and in addition a summary of telephonic communications. Important reference work.