Neville Chamberlain: Villain or Hero?

Dyck, Brent
December 2011
Historian (02651076);Winter2011, Issue 112, p12
Academic Journal
The article explores historians' attitudes towards former British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, with a particular focus on the relationship between his policies towards Nazi Germany and the later outbreak of World War II. Many historians believe his so-called policy of appeasement, exemplified by the Munich agreement permitting German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland, encouraged later German expansionism, but others argue that his actions saved Great Britain from defeat.


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