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Churchill and the politics of the war, 1940-1941

Author: Sheila Lawlor
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr

This is a new examination of Churchill's first year as Britain's wartime leader. It draws extensively both on official archives and on the private papers of many of the political and military  Read more...


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Named Person: Winston S Churchill
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Lawlor
ISBN: 0521466857 9780521466851 0521445450 9780521445450
OCLC Number: 470495204
Description: 270 s
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Retrospect; Part I. Churchill, The Conservative Party and the War: 1. The opposition to Churchill and its causes; 2. Events and reactions - (I) the German attack on France and its aftermath; 3. Events and reactions - (II) the Battle of Britain; 4. Chamberlain, Churchill and the conservative party; Part II. The Middle East, Imperial Defence and The Balkans (October to December, 1940): 5. Churchill and the Middle East; 6. Eden and the Middle East; 7. Halifax and the Middle East; 8. The military and the Middle East; Part III. The Greek Decision (January to March, 1941): 9. The Greek decision: the background; 10. Churchill, Eden and the Greek decision, January to February 1941; 11. The military command at home and the Greek decision, January to February 1941; 12. The Middle East command and the Greek decision; 13. The Greek decision, 10th February to early March 1941; General conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Sheila Lawlor


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"What Lawlor offers is a meticulous description of high politics in the crisis of 1940, based on first-hand accounts by political and military leaders, including Churchill himself." Albion "It is Read more...

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