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The Impact of Hitler: British Politics and British Policy 1933-1940 Maurice Cowling

The Impact of Hitler: British Politics and British Policy 1933-1940

Maurice Cowling

Published September 8th 2005
ISBN : 9780521019293
Paperback
576 pages
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In his book, Mr Cowling describes the relationship between British party politics and the conduct of British foreign policy between Hitlers arrival in office in 1933 and Chamberlains resignation in May 1940. He sets British policy in the context ofMoreIn his book, Mr Cowling describes the relationship between British party politics and the conduct of British foreign policy between Hitlers arrival in office in 1933 and Chamberlains resignation in May 1940. He sets British policy in the context of European, Imperial, League, national and isolational sentiments and takes account of the strategic and financial limitations within which decisions were made. He shows how far prime ministers, foreign secretaries and the cabinet responded to parliamentary criticism, and argues that, from mid 1936 onwards, foreign policy and the prospects of the party system were so intimately connected that neither can be understood in isolation from the other.