National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Chamberlain, Germany and Japan, 1933-4 / Peter Bell
Bib ID 2770987
Format BookBook
Author
Bell, Peter, 1949-
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996 
xii, 240 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0333644344 (cloth)
0312158831 (St. Martin's Press) (cloth)
Series

Studies in military and strategic history.

Summary

This book takes a fresh look at the record of Chamberlain and the National Government during 1933-4, when the first defence requirements enquiry occurred against the background of an emerging two-front danger from Germany and Japan. It explores the interaction between different departments of state and individuals in the formulation of strategic policy, demonstrating how, largely under Chamberlain's influence, Britain's priorities were redefined in favour of air defence at home rather than military intervention in Europe or naval defence of the Empire in the Far East. It portrays graphically the dilemmas facing Britain in an era when its resources were outstripped by risks and commitments, interlinking this with the debate about appeasement. It also explores the complications caused by relations with the isolationist USA and offers insights into the varied spectrum of opinion towards that country within the British Government.

Full contents
  • 1. The Danger from Germany and Japan
  • 2. Confronting the Two-Front Menace
  • 3. The Ultimate Potential Enemy
  • 4. Disarmament, Security and Defence Requirements
  • 5. The Practical Politics of the Far East
  • 6. Cutting the Coat according to the Cloth
  • 7. Perspectives
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendix I: FO Memorandum on the Foreign Policy of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom
  • Appendix II: Annual Review for 1933 by the Chiefs of Staff
 
Notes

"In association with King's College London."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-236) and index.

Subjects Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940 -- Views on foreign relations.  |  World politics -- 1933-1945.  |  Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.  |  Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936.  |  Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Germany.  |  Germany -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.  |  Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Other authors/contributors King's College London
000 03424cam a2200433 a 4500
001 2770987
005 20180905063356.0
008 951219s1996    enk      b    001 0 eng  
010 |a95053264
015 |aGB96-66293
019 1 |a12189951
020 |a0333644344|qcloth
020 |a0312158831|qSt. Martin's Press|qcloth
035 |9(AuCNLDY)2394122
035 |a2770987
040 |aDLC|beng|cDLC|dDLC|dOrLoB-B|dTOC
043 |ae-uk---|ae-gx---|aa-ja---
050 0 0 |aDA565.C4|bB45 1996
082 0 0 |a941.084|220
082 0 0 |a941.083|221
100 1 |aBell, Peter,|d1949-
245 1 0 |aChamberlain, Germany and Japan, 1933-4 /|cPeter Bell.
260 |aHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire :|bMacmillan Press ;|aNew York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c1996.
300 |axii, 240 p. ;|c23 cm.
490 1 |aStudies in military and strategic history
500 |a"In association with King's College London."
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 228-236) and index.
505 0 |a1. The Danger from Germany and Japan -- 2. Confronting the Two-Front Menace -- 3. The Ultimate Potential Enemy -- 4. Disarmament, Security and Defence Requirements -- 5. The Practical Politics of the Far East -- 6. Cutting the Coat according to the Cloth -- 7. Perspectives -- 8. Conclusion -- Appendix I: FO Memorandum on the Foreign Policy of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom -- Appendix II: Annual Review for 1933 by the Chiefs of Staff -- Appendix III: First Report of the DRC -- Appendix IV: Memorandum respecting Anglo-Japanese Relations and the Question of Naval Parity -- Appendix V: Minute by Sir R. Vansittart -- Appendix VI: Note by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Report of the DRC -- Appendix VII: Interim Report by Ministerial Committee dealing with Air Defence -- Appendix VIII: Report by Ministerial Committee on Defence Requirements -- Chronology of Main Events, 1931-4.
520 |aThis book takes a fresh look at the record of Chamberlain and the National Government during 1933-4, when the first defence requirements enquiry occurred against the background of an emerging two-front danger from Germany and Japan. It explores the interaction between different departments of state and individuals in the formulation of strategic policy, demonstrating how, largely under Chamberlain's influence, Britain's priorities were redefined in favour of air defence at home rather than military intervention in Europe or naval defence of the Empire in the Far East. It portrays graphically the dilemmas facing Britain in an era when its resources were outstripped by risks and commitments, interlinking this with the debate about appeasement. It also explores the complications caused by relations with the isolationist USA and offers insights into the varied spectrum of opinion towards that country within the British Government.
600 1 0 |aChamberlain, Neville,|d1869-1940|xViews on foreign relations.
650 0 |aWorld politics|z1933-1945.
651 0 |aGreat Britain|xPolitics and government|y1910-1936.
651 0 |aGreat Britain|xForeign relations|y1910-1936.
651 0 |aGreat Britain|xForeign relations|zGermany.
651 0 |aGermany|xForeign relations|zGreat Britain.
651 0 |aGreat Britain|xForeign relations|zJapan.
710 2 |aKing's College London.
830 0 |aStudies in military and strategic history.
984 |aANL|cYY 941.084 B434
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.