Chamberlain

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Haus Publishing, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
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With the agreement at Munich in 1938 he effectively abandoned Czechoslovakia, but immediately accelerated Britain's rearmament programme and the following year declared that Britain would defend Poland. This commitment led, in September 1939, to the start of World War II.
  

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Contents

Chamberlains Character Outlook and Image
1
THE LIFE Chapter 1 Early Life
11
Westminster Birmingham and Back
20
Backbone of the Government
32
THE LEADERSHIP Chapter 4 Prime Minister
47
Munich
63
The Failure of Appeasement
81
THE LEGACY Chapter 7 Chamberlain and the Battle for History
95
An Assessment
109
Notes
134
Chronology
158
Further Reading
162
Picture Sources
167
Index
168
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About the author (2006)

Dr Graham Macklin is the manager of the research service at the National Archives. His main academic interests were in British fascism; post-war fascism; and right-wing terrorism.

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