By David Owen
Eight months into the struggle, defeat appeared to many a simple task. With the U.S. nonetheless a yr and part clear of coming into, Britain came across itself in a dangerous place, and international secretary Lord Halifax driven major minister Winston Churchill to discover the opportunity of 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 received the day—had Churchill been by myself, Owen argues, he may most likely have misplaced to Halifax, altering the process historical past. in its place, the cupboard approach, all too usually 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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Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940 by David Owen