The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany, 1933–39

A Study in Appeasement and the Origins of the Second World War

  • Joseph A. Maiolo

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph A. Maiolo
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joseph A. Maiolo
    Pages 186-194
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 195-259

About this book


This book focuses on the Royal Navy's response to the rise of the German navy under Hitler within the broad context of the ongoing debate about Britain's policy of appeasement. It combines a narrative of diplomatic events and Whitehall policy-making with the thematic analysis of naval intelligence and war planning. Drawing on the wide range of sources, the author argues that the Admiralty's enthusiasm for naval armaments diplomacy with Nazi Germany was far more rational and more complex than previous studies would suggest.


Adolf Hitler Britain Germany

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph A. Maiolo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40444-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37449-2
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