Ever since then Neville Chamberlain and the policy of appeasement have been enshrined in historic folklore as the epitome of failure, cowardice and illusion.
Yet within the historical debate over the role of British foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War the reputation of Neville Chamberlain has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent times. The Guilty Man has been rehabilitated by a host of revisionist. This article tells the story of the changing nature of the historical debate over Neville Chamberlain and Appeasement in the past fifty years.
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- Poèmes ossianiques traduits de J. Smith : Dargo, Duthona, Gaul (French Edition);
- Une nuit dans les sissongo (French Edition).
This is a stinging attack on the conduct of British foreign policy between the wars. The 'guilty men' who include Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain — who is the 'guiltiest of the guilty men' — are charged with failing to stop Nazi aggression in Europe and with bringing Britain near to the verge of military collapse in To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive.
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