Covenants without the Sword: Public Opinion and British Defence Policy, 1931-35

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This book constitutes a major and comprehensive reevaluation of British defence policy in the early 1930s.The author traces the evolution of British opinion toward rearmament, from opposition to approval, between 1931 and 1935 and assesses the impact of this opinion on the formation of the Government's defence policy. He places public opinion among the many factors which determined the extent and timing of British rearmament during this period and concludes that the leaders of those Governments were not "Guilty Men" who let ...

Covenants without the Sword: Public Opinion and British Defence Policy, 1931-35 1983, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario

ISBN-13: 9780889201255

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