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Myth and Reality Britain s Finest Hour revealed as a muddle of ineptitude and propaganda Thoroughly researched and well written Clive Ponting s book stands just about every preconceived notion concerning Britain s ro

  • Title: 1940: Myth and Reality
  • Author: Clive Ponting
  • ISBN: 9781566630368
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1940: Myth and Reality By Clive Ponting, Britain s Finest Hour revealed as a muddle of ineptitude and propaganda Thoroughly researched and well written, Clive Ponting s book stands just about every preconceived notion concerning Britain s role in World War II on its head William L O Neill.

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    1. ROLLED OVER THE BARRELS Appeasement gets a bad press for quite comprehensible reasons, Hitler s Nazi Germany was a monstrous regime whose crimes included the barbaric war against the Slavic East as well as the Holocaust Clive Pontings excellent history of Britains 1940 makes clear why appeasement was the policy of choice for the majority of Britain s Elite during the 1930 s if it came to a war with Nazi Germany, Britain s primary, though diminishing, role in the world would come to an end In 194 [...]

    2. I m not normally one for revisiting the last unpleasantness, I had than enough of that as a child when every Sunday afternoon had a film in which John Mills, Noel Coward or Jack Hawkins stoically endured appalling hardships whilst saving the Free World However, I gave it a try and was surprised to find out how much I didn t know about the origins of the war and how close we came to losing it Actually we is a bit of a stretch as I wasn t even born then, so I can neither take credit nor criticism [...]

    3. History with a journalistic tone Now 23 years in print, this book stands as a pioneer in debunking a number of widely held myths about the origins and early period of World War II Unpleasant truths revealed or explored in new detail include Capitulation to Germany was seriously discussed a number of times at the highest levels of the UK Government By the end of 1940 the UK was literally broke and the US essentially dictated all important UK actions from 1941 onward There was extensive desertion [...]

    4. One can find muddle s of ineptitude and propaganda in any war The fact that Ponting has chosen to do so for Britain s role in the early stages of World War II may make him unusual among writers covering that period, but it doesn t necessarily make his treatment of that conflict particularly remarkable or his arguments compelling While his viewpoints and data are interesting, to go any further with Ponting s analysis invites a venture into speculative fiction.

    5. A good overall book about the aspects of 1940 1940 wasn t England best year, sure it escaped occupation but it became a bankrupted vassal of the USA Churchill was even considering sending peace feelers to Italy Chruchill was prime minister because Lord Halifax didn t want the job because he wasn t a mp

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