Churchill and the Politics of War, 1940-1941

Churchill and the Politics of War, 1940-1941

by Sheila Lawlor
     
 

This new examination of Churchill's politics of strategy and their background during his first year as Britain's wartime leader draws extensively on official archives as well as on the private papers of many of the political and military leaders. See more details below

Overview

This new examination of Churchill's politics of strategy and their background during his first year as Britain's wartime leader draws extensively on official archives as well as on the private papers of many of the political and military leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466851
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Retrospect25
Pt. 1Churchill, the conservative party and the war31
1The opposition to Churchill and its causes33
2Events and reactions - (1): The German attack on France and its aftermath45
3Events and reactions - (2): The Battle of Britain61
4Chamberlain, Churchill and the conservative party88
Pt. 2The Middle East, imperial defence and the Balkans (October to December 1940)113
5Churchill and the Middle East115
6Eden and the Middle East134
7Halifax and the Middle East145
8The military and the Middle East153
Pt. 3The Greek Decision (January to March 1941)165
9The Greek decision: the background167
10Churchill, Eden and the Greek decision, January to 10 February 1941176
11The chiefs of staff at home and the Greek decision, January to 10 February 1941191
12The Middle East command and the Greek decision206
13The Greek decision, 10th February to early March 1941219
General conclusion257
Bibliography260
Index267

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