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In defence of Neville Chamberlain

Walter Reid argues that the much-derided prime minister, best known for appeasement, has been the victim of a historical stitch-up

Published: February 22, 2022 at 5:05 pm
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Walter Reid tells Spencer Mizen that, far from going down in history as the bloodless author of appeasement, Neville Chamberlain should be remembered as a radical politician who saw through Adolf Hitler’s lies.


Walter Reid is the author of Neville Chamberlain: The Passionate Radical (Birlinn, 2021)

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