This book deals with the relationship between Britain and Hungary during the crucial years 1938-1941. In addition to archival research in London and Budapest, mostly about the relations of the governments, Bán's work broadens into political, social, intellectual and cultural history. This is one of its exceptional assets, including materials hitherto overlooked or disregarded, as it relates to more than diplomatic history - even though, in dealing with the latter too, Bán's mastery of archival and other evidence is extraordinarily valuable.
Part 1: Diplomatic Relations 1. Historical Antecedents 2. From the Peace Treaty of Versailles to the Anschluss 3. From the Anschluss to the First Vienna Award 4. From Count Pal Teleki's Government to the Outbreak of the Second World War 5. From 1 September 1939 to Hungary's Accession to the Tripartite Pact 6. From 20 November 1940 to the Breaking Off of Anglo-Hungarian Diplomatic Relations 7. Three Hungarian Prime Ministers as Viewed from the Hungarian Record Part 2: International Relations 8. The Stucture of British Public Opinion 9. Anglo-Hungarian Economic Links 10. Anglophilia in Hungary and Anglo-Hungarian Intellectual Exchanges 11. Hungarian Emigres in Britain During the 1930s Part 3: Illusions and Disappointments