Draft Book

Protester in Whitehall January 2017. Copyright Alisdare Hickson

If you thought that appeasement in the 1930s was about well intentioned but gullible politicians who were deceived by Hitler, that Churchill was always opposed to fascism, that the majority of the British elite never colluded with Nazi Germany, then be prepared to be shocked. This series of essays focuses in particular on the pretexts given by politicians and intellectuals for Britain’s appeasement of Germany, thereby helping to reveal the real motives that lay behind government policy and how those in power collaborated with Nazi Germany in order to further their own financial, ideological and strategic interests.  The as yet unfinished project is based on  many months of research during which I have read and analysed at least thirty thousand articles from regional and national British newspapers.

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Start reading – Introduction 

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