Chamberlain, Germany and Japan, 1933–4

  • Peter Bell

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-15
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    Pages 30-63
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    Pages 84-104
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    Pages 105-144
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    Pages 174-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-240

About this book


This book examines the role of Chamberlain and the National Government in responding to the strategic problems created by the emergence of a two-front danger from Germany and Japan. It focuses on the first defence requirements enquiry of 1933-4, when rearmament foundations were laid and foreign policy redefined. It explores the inter-relationship between the different departments of state, and between individuals, in the formulation of policy at a time of crisis, and sheds light on the debate about appeasement.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.The University College of Ripon and York St JohnYorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39567-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37828-5
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