Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940 by David Owen

By David Owen

In could 1940, the British struggle cupboard debated over the process 9 conferences an easy query: may still Britain struggle on within the face of overwhelming odds, sacrificing thousands of lives, or search a negotiated peace? utilizing cupboard papers from the United Kingdom’s nationwide records, David Owen illuminates in interesting aspect this little-known, but pivotal, bankruptcy within the background of worldwide struggle II.

Eight months into the battle, defeat appeared to many a walk in the park. With the U.S. nonetheless a 12 months and part clear of coming into, Britain discovered itself in a dangerous place, and overseas secretary Lord Halifax driven leading minister Winston Churchill to discover the potential for a negotiated peace with Hitler, utilizing Mussolini as a conduit. Speaking for England is the tale of Churchill’s triumph within the face of this strain, however it can also be approximately how collective debate and dialogue gained the day—had Churchill been by myself, Owen argues, he might most likely have misplaced to Halifax, altering the process background. in its place, the cupboard method, all too frequently disparaged as messy and bulky, labored in Britain’s pursuits and ensured democracy close to defeat had the braveness to struggle on.

 

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