Britain, America and Rearmament in the 1930s: The Cost of Failure

Britain, America and Rearmament in the 1930s: The Cost of Failure

by C. Price
     
 

This book is the first to challenge current orthodoxy that Chamberlain's appeasement policy before World War Two was justified by Britain's inability to pay for rearmament. The book shows that British war potential was actually massive, with a solid foundation in the existing Imperial economy. Using previously unconsidered and recently declassified documents from

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Overview

This book is the first to challenge current orthodoxy that Chamberlain's appeasement policy before World War Two was justified by Britain's inability to pay for rearmament. The book shows that British war potential was actually massive, with a solid foundation in the existing Imperial economy. Using previously unconsidered and recently declassified documents from British and American archives, the author demonstrates that the deliberate and political rejection of rearmament in the hope of eventual American support proved catastrophic for Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333922927
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/12/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Price is Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Leeds, College of Ripon and York.

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