"If we had accepted the Soviet proposals at the time we would have been spared World War Two."
(British Prime Minister Attlee, 1945.)
"Tell your government that I am always ready to abrogate the Franco-Soviet pact in order to conclude a broad based Franco-German pact."
(French Foreign Minister Pierre Lavalle to the German Ambassador in Paris.)
"Leave us our colonial empire and we'll let you have the Ukraine."
(French minister Bonnet to Ribbentrop.)