Although any government of the Weimar Republic against part of Versailles violated, in 1933 and 1934 the Nazi government had become more open and open by injuring Part V. In 1933, the Germans began building their first submarines since World War I and launched their first submarines in April 1935.  On 25 April 1935 The British naval attaché in Germany, Captain Gerard Muirhead-Gould, was officially informed by Captain Leopold Of the Reichsmarine that Germany had installed twelve 250-ton submarines at Kiel.  On 29 April 1935, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sir John Simon, announced in the British House of Commons that Germany was now building submarines.  On 2 May 1935, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald informed the House of Representatives that his government intended to enter into a naval pact to settle the future growth of the German navy.  Sir SAMUEL HOARE, British Foreign Minister, and Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Special Ambassador, exchanged a series of letters on 18 June forming a comprehensive Anglo-German maritime agreement. The whole of Europe was motivated by the suddenness of the event. 29 cabins. 24/254 (in TNA), third session 26 March 1935; Invitation to the London Naval Conference offered by Simon Hitler. 90 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of the Americas, assistant undersecretary, second negotiator of the Anglo-German agreement on sea ships 1935.
16 Phillips Payson O`Brien, The firm, Admiralty and the perception governing the formation of British naval policy, 1909, 1921-1922, 1927-1936 (Cambridge, 1992). June 1935 was a maritime agreement between Great Britain and Germany that regulated the size of the navy with regard to the Royal Navy. At the Munich Conference that led to the Munich Agreement in September 1938, Hitler Neville Chamberlain said that if UK policy were to “make it clear in certain circumstances” that the UK could intervene in a European war on the European continent, the political conditions for the agreement were no longer met and Germany should denounce it. As a result, Chamberlain introduced it in the Anglo-German declaration of 30 September 1938.  Why so much fuss? Shouldn`t Germany`s approval be bowed forever before British naval domination is welcomed with joy by all the friends of peace and all the supporters of the 1919 treaties? Has British maritime domination not been regarded for decades as one of the most important instruments for safeguarding the freedoms of Europe, the most dubious adversary of a nation that plans to place the European continent under its domination? 8 The idea that submarines are primarily a defence weapon was entirely consistent with British naval doctrine. With regard to the position of the Japanese page, see “Report on provisional maritime talks with the Japanese delegation on 27 October 1934” in: Documents on UK foreign policy (`DBFP`), 2. Ser., Volume 13, 37, Naval Commission Memorandum (NCM), (35) 22. With the agreement allowing Germany to build more warships than some Western nations, the French saw the agreement as a betrayal. They said it was more appeasement towards Hitler, and they thought it was the only way to increase Hitler`s appetite. France believed that Britain had no right to exempt the Germans from the maritime restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versaille.