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Britain, America and Rearmament in the 1930s

The Cost of Failure

  • Christopher Price

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Adolf Hitler Britain trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Price
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403919700
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42507-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1970-0
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